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Aviana Nigeria will hold a mega Exhibition and Conference on Poultry, Dairy and Aquaculture in International Conference Centre, Ibadan, Nigeria. More than 200 exhibitors from more than 25 countries will witness more than 10,000 visitors worldwide.
Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa,” owing to its large population and economy. With approximately 175 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world.
As of 2015, Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy in 2014.
Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power.
Nigeria is one of the largest countries in Africa, with a total geographical area of 923,768 square kilometers. Its estimated population was 175 million people in 2013.
The Nigerian poultry industry is estimated at $800 million and is comprised of approximately 145 million birds. Nigeria presently produces more than 550,000 metric tons (mt) of poultry meat per year and 700,000 mt of eggs and is the largest producer of eggs in Africa. Nigeria consumes 360,000 tons of beef per year.
Nigeria has estimated 19.5 million cattle, 72.5 million goats, 41.3 million sheep, 7.1 million pigs and 28,000 camels, 145 million chickens, 11.6 million ducks, 1.2 million turkeys and 1 million donkeys.
Nigeria owns significant fisheries with a coastline of 853 km and over 14 million hectares of inland waters, and an abundance of marine, brackish water resources many of which are potential sources of fish food for its people. Fish supplies over 50 percent of the total animal protein consumed in Nigeria.
The contribution of fisheries to the Nigerian economy is significant. Nigeria’s annual fish demand as of 2012 is 2.66 million metric tons, with supply being only 1.32 million metric tons. Out of this figure, local production is 0.62 million metric tons while 0.7 million metric tons is from imports.
Fisheries contribute about 4.5 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, to the national GDP and export earning. Total export earning from fish was $50 million while the import value was $375.03 million in 2001.http://www.nipoliexpo.com.ng