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Nigeria smallholder women poultry farmers reaping the benefits of ACGG project: Evidence from CIPs

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Presented by Olanike F. Deji (Obafemi Awolowo University) at the ACGG Gender Validation Strategy Workshop, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 September 2017


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Nigeria smallholder women poultry farmers reaping the benefits of ACGG project: Evidence from CIPs

  1. 1. Nigeria smallholder women poultry farmers reaping the benefits of ACGG project: Evidence from CIPs Olanike F. Deji, Obafemi Awolowo University ACGG Gender Validation Strategy Workshop, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 September 2017
  2. 2. PHYSICAL PARTICIPATION AT COMMUNITY INNOVATION PLATFORMS 23.50% 76.50% Gender Disaggregated Attendance at Community Innovation Platforms Men-23.50% Women-76.50%
  3. 3. BENEFITS OF ACGG POULTRY BIRDS: The women voices Social Economic Nutrition &Dietary diversity Agency & Decision making Health
  4. 4. WOMEN AND MEN BREED PREFERENCES Women Shika brown, FUNAAB-Alpha and Sasso Egg, high adaptability, beautiful feather colors-children admire them, better market value Men Kroiler High meat value, bigger in size and weight, higher market value
  5. 5. EMERGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ALONG POULTRY VALUE CHAIN • Bird multiplication through hatching of Day old chicks (DOC) • Sales of young chicks and old birds • Production and sale of fertile and table eggs • Sales of poultry feed, drugs and other inputs • Production of organic manure • Community-based poutry birds vacinators
  6. 6. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR GENDER EQUAL MAXIMUM BENEFITS • Existence of knowledge of use of phytobiotics like Ginger, Garlic, Nee leaf, Cent leaf, Moriga and Bitter leaf etc in poultry feed/water • Youth involvement along PVC • Increased interest from and engagement of private and public partners • Emergence of smallholder poultry value actors’ forum at the National level
  7. 7. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT contd. • Successful organisation of local SHPF groups in some communities; Saint Akatta Multipurpose cooperative society in Imo State • On-going discussion on microfinance opportunities(BRAC) • Increased market demand for local poultry eggs and meat • Gender strategy document by KIT
  8. 8. IMMEDIATE CHALLENGES • Demand for the birds is higher than supply • Inadequate access to sources of medication/drugs and good quality feeds. • Ceassation of egg laying/ bird mortality
  9. 9. CHALLENGES contd. • Challenge of crossing ACGG birds with indigenous birds • Light egg shell • Marketing challenge • High mortality of locally crossed and hatched chicks
  10. 10. CHALLENGES contd. • High cost of feed and drugs • Inadequate transportation facilities for the Field Officers and the State Coordinators • Gap between the CIP and NIP • Gender issues at CIPs reflecting at NIP’s task forces/work groups
  11. 11. THREATS: SUSTAINABLE WOMEN’S GAINS? • Increase in men’s interest in poultry production • Low involvement of women in the emerging business opportunities for women empowerment and security at the community level • Production becoming more attractive at the expense of other VC activities • Inadequate gender M&E
  12. 12. ACGG POULTRY WOMEN FARMERS’ EMPOWERMENT TRAINING NEEDS • Effective poultry management practices • Value-addition of poultry products and marketing • Financial security and networks • Group formation, leadership and management • Poultry product-based dietary diversity • Uptake of newly emerging business opportunities along poultry value chain
  13. 13. more productive chickens for Africa’s smallholders http://africacgg.net This presentation is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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