Backyard animal farming: as urban survival strategy in Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile Ife, Osun State Nigeria

  • R.A. Alabi
  • K.D Samuel


The objective of this paper is assessment of the nature of backyard animal farming in OAU, campus, Ile Ife, Osun State. In order to satisfy the objective, data were collected from 56 respondents residing in Junior Staff Quarters of the university. The analyzed data revealed that backyard animal farming is being practiced in the university campus. The average age of the involved is 47years. They have flock size of15. Also 89% of them have education certificates, while 94.64% of them keep animal at their backyard. Only 16.98% of them keep exotic poultry. Majority of them (77.36%) consumed these animals at home. Their main constraint is pest and disease (66.67%). The study recommends inclusion of exotic breed of animal that are adapted to their local environment in their animal combination. Service of trained Veterinary Doctor should be made available and affordable to this set of farmers. Adequate fencing was also suggested.

(Af. J. of Livestock Extension: 2003 2: 37-39)

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