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Urban Household Demand For Meat And Meat Products In Nigeria: An Almost Ideal Demand System Analysis

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  • Ezedinma, Chuma I.
  • Kormawa, P.M.
  • Chianu, Jonas
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    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.

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    Paper provided by Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN) in its series FAMAN Papers 2006 with number 54404.

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    Keywords: Urban households; Meat demand; Demand analysis; Nigeria; Demand and Price Analysis;

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    1. Ogundari, Kolawole, 2012. "Demand For Quantity Versus Quality In Beef, Chicken And Fish Consumption In Nigeria," Revista de Economia e Agronegocio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, Federal University of Vicosa, Department of Agricultural Economics, vol. 10(1).

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