Impact of Boko Haram insurgency on poultry production in Mubi region of Adamawa State, Nigeria
This study was conducted to assess the impact of Boko Haram insurgency on poultry production in Mubi region of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Four local government areas namely: Mubi South, Mubi North, Madagali and Michika were purposely selected. Thirty (30) poultry farmers were randomly selected from each of the local government making a total of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents. One hundred and twenty (120) structured questionnaires were used to collect data through scheduled interview. The outcome of this study revealed that majority of the poultry farmers in Mubi South (56.67%), Madagali (53.33%) and Michika (60%) were males. Some proportion of the poultry farmers (26.67 to 36.67%) and (13.33 to 26.67%) had attained secondary and tertiary education (Colleges and Polytechnics) education respectively. Sizable proportion of the poultry farmers in Mubi South (63.33%), Mubi North (53.33%), Madagali (60%) and Michika (60%) kept poultry as source of income. Significant economic losses as a result of Boko Haram activities were recorded with greater losses recorded from layer chicken farms in Mubi South where the sum of ₦785,000 was lost and ₦895,000 in Mubi North respectively. Problem of finance (23.37 to 40%) and scare of reoccurrence of insurgence attack (23.33 to 43.33%) were observed to be the main constraints affecting poultry farming in Mubi region of Adamawa State. In conclusion, the activities of Boko Haram in Mubi region has negatively affected poultry farming and had led to significant economic losses. It is therefore recommended that government, non governmental organization and wealthy individuals should assist farmers with funds in order to revive the poultry industry in the area. Government should also enhance the security of Mubi area and restore back people’s confidence so that they can be encouraged to invest on poultry farming.
Keywords: Impact, Boko Haram, Poultry production, Mubi region
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