A REVIEW ON AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF POULTRY MEAT PRODUCTION IN NEPAL
Suman Adhikari, Prakash Awasthi, Sujan Bogati, Smriti Singh
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Poultry meat is one of the dynamic Agriculture subsector in Nepal which accounts about 4% of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This review was done to study the population, production (egg and meat) and distribution of poultry in Nepal. In order to meet the demand of poultry produce, the commercial poultry production has increased about more than double the last decade. Nepal lies at 112th position for chicken meat production of world, which is at the 92nd for egg production in world. The recent data of 2021/22 shows the poultry meat production is 65,387 tonnes growing at an average annual rate of 6.60%. The cost of production includes variable cost and fixed cost, Various investment patterns in farms their respective values and worked out the level of significance was analyzed. The analysis of net return was differed significantly with farm size with higher net return in large farm so that the result reveal that large farm has higher mass of meat production and lower feed conversion rate indicating higher profit margin with enlarge in farm size. it was concluded that the poultry Meat producing farms are profitable and they possesses high growth potentials which are achievable through increased investment and proper management of identified constraints and recommended that broiler farmers should increase their flock size, develop the skills of record keeping and feed formulation to reduce feed cost.