Economics of Poultry Waste Use as a Fertilizer in Sindh Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Noonari S
Department of Agricultural Economics
Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences
Sindh Agriculture University
Mirpurkhas-Hyderabad Dual Carriagewa
Tando Jam, Pakistan
Tel: +92 311 3350059
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 08, 2015; Accepted Date: January 19, 2016; Published Date: February 22, 2016
Citation: Memon IN, Kumbhar MI, Noonari S (2016) Economics of Poultry Waste Use as a Fertilizer in Sindh Pakistan. J Fisheries Livest Prod 4:167. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000167
Copyright: © 2016 Memon IN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Poultry sector provides quality products that are purchased by vast population in Pakistan. It contributes 6.6% in agriculture by generating employment for about 1.8 million people. Due to high cost of synthetic fertilizer and demand of organic food the farmers are more interested to adopt organic farming techniques. Poultry waste which contains large scale accumulation of litter and manure components can be used for crop production with chemical fertilizers as it is less expensive, available nearby farms and a good source of nutrient improvement to restore degraded soils. This study was aimed at examining the existing supply chain of poultry waste in Sindh province based on information collected by visiting the poultry farms and discussions with poultry farm managers or owners about supply practices of poultry waste. In addition, this study was conducted to investigate the yield impacts of poultry waste application as a fertilizer. Hyderabad district was selected as study area and wheat was taken as target crop for conducting study. Linear multiple regression model was applied to examine the yield response of wheat for both farmer groups to different factors of production. Results revealed that farmer’s applied poultry waste received more wheat and profits per acre than poultry waste non-users.