YOCCAP POULTRY PROJECT VALUE CHAIN
The value of the commercial poultry industry in Nigeria is estimated at N80 billion ($600 million) and is rated as the most industrialized component of the livestock Sub-sector.
Over 25 million people are employed directly and indirectly in the commercial poultry industry. An estimated 85 million people involved in rural family poultry are managing total assets of about N320 billion ($2,400 million).
The entire poultry subsector contributes over 25% of agricultural Gross Domestic Products. Commercial and rural family poultry both attract private investors although it is also the most fragile livestock component having attendant high risks.
With Federal Government of Nigeria Projection to increase the annual egg yield from 553,000 MT in 2011 to 1,000,000 MT by 2015 and spent layers and breeder meat production is projected to rise from 384,000 MT in 2011 to 480,000 MT by 2015.
Youth Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture sees an opportunity to create jobs more jobs for unemployed Nigerian youths by mobilizing more Youths to join YISA Youth Poultry Farmers Cluster.
YISA Participating States
All the State Chapters of the Organization.
Commercial Meat and Egg Production.
Total number of Youths Targeted
700 unemployed Youths aged betweem 18 & 37 both females and males.