Sokoine University of Agriculture

Socio-economic importance of local chicken production in peri-urban areas of Kinondoni District, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Bukwelles, Mayalla Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-30T10:30:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-30T10:30:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1029
dc.description.abstract Local Chicken (LC) keeping is an important activity in improving socio-economics of the peri-urban communities in Tanzania. Despite the LC has socio-economic importance, its information is in adequately available. This study assessed the socio- economic importance of LCs production in peri-urban areas of Kinondoni District. The study specifically determined the contribution of local chicken production to peri-urban household’s income, examined the process of LC management from day old chick to the market time, examined constraints facing LC keeping and determined factors influencing income through LC keeping. The study employed a cross-sectional research design and a purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of 90 households which were keeping LCs. Primary data were collected using a household questionnaire survey, Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) and Key Informant interview (KI) methods. The data from the questionnaire were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Descriptive statistics namely frequencies, percentage and mean were computed. A multiple linear regression was used to determine contribution of local chicken to household income. The data collected using (FGD) and (KI) were analysed using content analysis method. The study findings found that, peri-urban households earned a good amount of income from sales of LC and its products.LC income supported on HH to afford some basic needs such as school fees, food and health services bills. Both females and males jointly owned LC at 50%, female owned LC for about 37% while males accounted for 13.3%. About 96% of households used LC as a gift and ritual sacrifice while traditional healings accounted for 33.3%. About 37% of HHs reported to use cock’s alarm for detecting time. Education level, initial capital, experience of LC keeping, rearing systems, accessibility to extension services and constraints were significantly influencing income and production of the local chicken (p<0.05). The study concludes that local chicken production improves socio-economies of peri-urban households. The study recommends that various stakeholders including the local governments should put more emphasis on promoting LC production as it contributes to the smallholder household’s income. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Kinondoni District en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Local chicken importance en_US
dc.subject Local chicken socio-economics en_US
dc.subject Local chicken management en_US
dc.subject Peri-urban areas en_US
dc.title Socio-economic importance of local chicken production in peri-urban areas of Kinondoni District, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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