Journal of Civil Engineering and Applications

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2024, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

The impacts of climate change on poultry production in Nigeria


Author(s): Benjamin Anabaraonye, Usang N Onnoghen, Ijeoma E Orji, Olisah C Nzemeka and Beatrice O Ewa

Abstract: Poultry plays an important economic, nutritional and socio-cultural role in the livelihood of many households in rural and urban areas in Nigeria. Agriculturists and nutritionists have generally agreed that developing the poultry industry of Nigeria is the fastest means of bridging the protein deficiency gap presently prevailing in the country. This study identified the impacts of climate change on poultry production in Nigeria. It highlighted that temperature fluctuation and increased sunshine intensity which are some of the effects of climate change, have negative consequences on poultry production. The impact of climate change has resulted in high mortality of the chickens, low egg production and low feed intake with low production. Other impacts of climate change such as flooding, drought, air pollution, are also identified as having negative impacts on poultry production in Nigeria. This study recommended climate change education among poultry farmers in Nigeria. It further recommended the use of solar energy in climate change mitigation for sustainable poultry production in Nigeria. It concluded by highlighting the need for better government policies, more international collaborations and further in-depth research towards adaptation and mitigation of the impacts of climate change on poultry production in Nigeria.

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How to cite this article:
Benjamin Anabaraonye, Usang N Onnoghen, Ijeoma E Orji, Olisah C Nzemeka, Beatrice O Ewa. The impacts of climate change on poultry production in Nigeria. J Civ Eng Appl 2024;5(1):20-22.
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