The objective of this background paper is to document available information on the poultry sector and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Nigeria. It is hoped that this will help identify the gaps that would help focus the planned study on Pro‐Poor HPAI risk reduction strategies for the country. This document contains Nigeria’s country vital statistics including aspects of geography, population trends, poverty state and trends and the place of the poultry sector in the national economy. The executive summary has sections on socioeconomics, disease risk, institutional mechanisms, and identified research gaps.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Royal Veterinary College (RVC)