Socioeconomic Impact of NewCastle Disease Vaccination of Village Poultry on Community Free-range Poultry Farmers in Iganga District

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This research is aimed at establishing the socioeconomic impact of Newcastle disease vaccination on community free-range poultry keepers in Eastern Uganda. In the baseline survey it was realised that majority of the farmers had lost poultry; some up to 100% due to the disease. They did not know much regarding its control and prevention. Among the major challenges faced by the poultry keepers were lack of access and the high cost of vaccines, lack of knowledge regarding vaccination and limited extension services in the villages. In a follow up survey yet to be conducted, the study will assess the impact of the vaccination programme as well as poultry keepers’ willingness to pay for vaccination in a bid to ensure sustainability.
Cette recherche vise à établir l’impact socio-économique de la vaccination contre la maladie de Newcastle sur les éleveurs communautaires des volailles fermières dans l’Est de l’Ouganda. Dans l’enquête de base, il a été constaté que la majorité des agriculteurs avaient perdu la volaille, certains jusqu’à 100% à cause de la maladie. Ils avaient une connaissance assez maigre au sujet de son contrôle et de sa prévention. Parmi les défis majeurs auxquels sont confrontés les éleveurs de volailles, on peut citer le manque d’accès aux vaccins et leur coût élevé, le manque de connaissance sur la vaccination et les services de vulgarisation limités dans les villages. Dans une enquête de suivi devant être faite, nous évaluerons l’impact du programme de vaccination ainsi que la volonté des éleveurs de volailles à payer pour la vaccination dans le but d’assurer la durabilité.
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Extended abstracts submitted under Animal Health Management
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2012
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Health Management