This report provides an overview of poultry market trends in Niger as compared to the wider West African region. As of 2009, Niger maintains the 20 percent Common External Tariff (CET) for live chickens and hens, poultry meat, and eggs for consumption. Live turkeys and other poultry, reproducers, and hatching eggs are subject to a 5 percent tariff. The primary source for this analysis is the presentation document by the Groupement des Aviculteurs Privés de la Communauté Urbaine de Niamey et ses Environs (GAP/CUN/E) at the FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease Operations’ (ECTAD) Second Poultry Farming Technical Workshop, held in Dakar in June 2009. We find that the poultry sector in Niger currently exhibits poor productivity, widespread disease concerns, and poor organization. The avian influenza epidemic devastated poultry stocks in Niger and the sector has yet to fully recover. Since smallholders comprise the majority of poultry producers in Niger, developing the sector presents an opportunity to improve health and food security.
EPAR’s Poultry Markets in West Africa series provides an overview of poultry market trends across West Africa and compares the opportunities for poultry sector development in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. The accompanying briefs in this series provide country-specific detailed poultry market analyses. The primary resources for these analyses included many reports prepared in response to the Avian Influenza epidemic, which may explain some of the emphasis on the importance of biosecurity in the available literature. We find that the West African poultry sector faces high production costs, safety concerns due to lack of sanitary controls, and technical constraints in processing and marketing. In addition to biological issues, the lack of breeders, marketing, and processing technology present technical constraints to poultry sector growth.
EPAR Research Brief #82: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Overview & Comparative Analysis
EPAR Research Brief #83: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Ghana
EPAR Research Brief #84: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Burkina Faso
EPAR Research Brief #85: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Mali
EPAR Research Brief #86: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Senegal
EPAR Research Brief #87: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Nigeria
EPAR Research Brief #88: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Côte d’Ivoire
EPAR Research Brief #91: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Benin
EPAR Research Brief #92: Poultry Markets in West Africa: Sierra Leone