ANIMAL PROTEIN SECURITY AND THE ANIMAL BREEDER – WHAT RELATIONSHIP?

Professor Prof. Acheneje Stephen Sunday Egena

Thursday 5th August 2021

( The relationship between animal protein security and the animal breeder is a straight one; the animal breeder brings about animal improvement. This improvement leads to an increase in the productivity of farm animals, with a concomitant increase in animal protein supply. This relationship will enhance animal protein security.


This is highly achievable in Nigeria if there is political will on the part of government, private sector commitment, and farmers associations involvement. Proper funding of research by all stakeholders will ensure an adequate supply of animal protein. This is all the more important in growing children for proper mental and physical development; also, in pregnant women. Our country will continue to be a beggar nation in as much as we do not get this aspect of our national life right. It will not be wrong to say, therefore, that animal protein security equals national security
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