What is the effect of management interventions package on productivity of indigenous chicken in Western Kenya?

This study examined different management packages for improving indigenous chicken productivity in Kenya. The management interventions package comprised feed supplementation, housing, chick rearing, brooding and vaccination study. Farmers were allowed to modify and selectively select components of the package. The effect was analyzed using log linear regression model which takes the form of Cobb-Douglas production function. The results indicated that farmers who had adopted full management intervention package as recommended by extension had higher productive performance than farmers who modified and selectively adopted components of management intervention package. Farm production assets, expenditure on feeds, labour, access to extension, group membership and female gender significantly influenced productivity of indigenous chicken. Therefore, rural farm households should adopt management intervention package as recommended to increase productivity thereby improving financial and food security in rural areas.
Cette étude a examiné les différents programmes de gestion pour améliorer la productivité de poulet autochtones au Kenya. Le progiciel de gestion des interventions comprenant le complement en alimentation, le logement, l’élevage de poulet, l’incubation et l’étude de vaccination. Les agriculteurs ont été autorisés à modifier et sélectionner les composants de l’emballage. L’effet a été analysé en utilisant le log modèle de régression linéaire qui prend la forme de « Cobb-Douglas fonction de production ». Les résultats indiquent que les agriculteurs qui ont adopté l’ensemble d’interventions de gestion tel que recommandé par l’extension ont eu des meilleures performances de production que les agriculteurs qui ont modifié et adopté de manière sélective les composants de l’ensemble d’intervention de gestion. Les outils de production de la ferme, les dépenses en alimentation, le travail, l’accès à la vulgarisation, l’appartenance au groupe et le genre féminin ont influencé de façon significative la productivité des poulets indigènes. Par conséquent, les ménages agricoles en milieu rural devraient adopter ensemble d’interventions de gestion comme il a été recommandé, afin d’accroître la productivité en améliorant la sécurité alimentaire et financière dans les zones rurales.
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