Egg consumption in Africa: a big opportunity for African enterprises


This factsheet highlights the vastly different levels of egg supply seen across African regions, selected African countries, and selected high-income countries. It discusses why eggs remain scarce and expensive in many low-income settings, including across much of Western, Eastern, and Middle Africa. 

Availability of eggs is hindered by barriers faced by small enterprises producing eggs, including problems with input supply or lack of access to finance. 

Lack of demand and desirability may also contribute to low egg consumption. In some cases, demand must be created – for instance through behaviour-change campaigns.

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