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Occupational Hazards and Productivity of Poultry Farmers in Osun State of Nigeria

J.O. Ajetomobi1, F.A. Ajagbe2 and J.O. Adewoye3
1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, 2,3Department of Management Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Abstract :

This study examined the degree of occupational hazards among Osun state poultry farmers and
how it affects their productivity. A structured questionnaire was designed to obtain relevant information from
70 poultry farm owners chosen through random sampling techniques. Descriptive statistics and a linear
production function were employed to analyze the data. The results showed that youths were the major set
of people in poultry business in the state. All the poultry farmers and farm workers in the study area were
educated. Given multiple responses, about 93% of the farm owners experienced physical hazards while 91% were involved in accident at one point or the other. Those who complained of chemical hazards were found to be 86%. An increase in the expenditure on drugs will lead to a decline in net revenue of the poultry farmers per hectares.

Keywords :
Occupational hazards, poultry farmers, Nigeria

Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2011 13:34

Last Modified : 25 Jun 2011 13:34

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Volume 9, Number 4, - 2010 , ISSN 1682-8356

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