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URBAN HOUSEHOLD DEMAND FOR MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA: AN ALMOST IDEAL DEMAND SYSTEM ANALYSIS

Chuma . Ezedinma, P.M. Kormawa and Jonas Chianu

No 54404, FAMAN Papers 2006 from Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)

Abstract: This study is based on micro level data on urban household food consumption and expenditure collected between 1999 and 2000 in three Nigerian cities. The LA/AIDS model, which allows the inclusion of demographic variables, was applied to a subset of the data on meat and meat products namely beef, mutton/goat, chicken, fish, eggs, and milk. Results indicate that urban demand for meat products will continue to increase as incomes improve, suggesting potential market opportunities especially for poultry. Intra-household demand patterns clearly indicate the importance of beef for children but contrary to expectations, there is a reduced demand for milk as the number of infants in urban households increase. The observed high income elasticity of demand for poultry products may have a positive impact on the derived demand for maize, a primary product in poultry feed. Encouraging poultry production will help restore the battered agricultural sector of Nigeria, increase farmer income, reduce unemployment, and conserve foreign exchange earnings.

Keywords: Urban households; Meat demand; Demand analysis; Nigeria; Demand and Price Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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