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Ebozue, Amalachukwu Ogechukwu and Covenant University, Theses (2019) ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SELECTED INFORMAL SWINE AND POULTRY ENTERPRISES IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. Masters thesis, Covenant University Ota.

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Livestock waste is rapidly becoming a nuisance to the environment at large, and the farming population in particular, as the number of animals being reared are increased in both the formal and informal livestock enterprises. The management of these wastes has implications for productivity, the environment, and government expenditure. This study therefore investigated the economic analysis of waste management practices in selected informal swine and poultry enterprises in Ogun state, Nigeria. In order to achieve this objective, survey research was conducted involving the use of structured questionnaire. A multistage sampling technique was applied to choose the sample size of 260 informal livestock enterprises, made up of 172 poultry and 88 swine informal enterprises in two local government areas (LGAs) of Ogun state. The method of data analysis relied on the use of both the descriptive and inferential statistics, after which a logistic regression was applied on the data. In addition to these, a cost-benefit analysis was carried out on the alternative waste disposal methods being used in the sampled enterprises. The findings from the study reveal that the majority (about 68.45%) of informal poultry enterprises recycle the droppings into organic manure. In addition, potential biogas production of 23,713.125 m3/kg and 57.763 m3/kg from poultry droppings and swine dung respectively could be generated per day in the sampled poultry and swine enterprises. The potential gas generation is found to be capable of yielding huge economic benefits of renewable and clean energy (i.e., biogas) in the sampled region. The study therefore recommends that government should implement policies to promote the production of renewable energy as well as provide the necessary technical and financial support to encourage the poultry and swine farmers to install bio-digesters, especially those from informal poultry and swine enterprises e.g., farm settlements which can produce large amounts of biogas from their livestock wastes and sell to the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Livestock wastes, Economic Analysis, Socio-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Perspective, Waste Management Practices, and Informal Swine and Poultry enterprises.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2022 12:30

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