Management of Poultry Waste in Edo State: A Case Study of Etsako District
Authors: Nwankwo WN, Olayinka AS, Etu EM
Poultry business is one of the popular and fast-growing Agro businesses in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the practice of proper poultry waste management has often been neglected. This study focuses on the need to contain environmental pollution arising from such poultry wastes. The study adopted a cross sectional survey wherein 36 poultry farmers were randomly selected from the three local government areas that make up Etsako district of Edo State Nigeria. Following the distribution of thirty-six validated questionnaires, thirty-three were completed and returned. The data obtained was tabulated and expressed in percentages for analysis. It was shown that majority of the poultry farmers (93.30%) had never received any formal training on poultry waste management. It was also discovered that all the respondents neither know how to nor treat poultry wastes before disposal. Consequent upon the findings, this paper recommends that proper mechanism be put in place for the collection of such wastes for appropriate recycling for use as more ecofriendly source of fertilizers for improving crop yield in place of chemical fertilizers used by farmers which are not just costly but portends destruction on the ecosystem.
Affiliations: Department of Computer Science, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Solid Waste, Poultry Waste, Waste Management, Waste Disposal, Recycling Of Wastes
Published date: 2019/12/30