Extension Support Services among Poultry Farmers, a Case of Katulani District, Kitui County

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dc.contributor.author Mwobobia, Royford M
dc.contributor.author Kanui, Titus I.
dc.contributor.author Amwata, Dorothy A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-23T13:18:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-23T13:18:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Livestock Research, Vol 6(03 ) Mar’ 16: 8-15 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2277-1964
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/298735407_Extension_Support_Services_among_Poultry_Farmers_a_Case_of_Katulani_District_Kitui_County
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2972
dc.description.abstract A survey was carried out to determine provision of extension support services in Katulani District, Kenya. Data was collected through observations and structured questionnaires administered to 110 poultry rearing households in rural and peri urban areas to allow for comparison. Over 75% of households practiced mixed farming with indigenous chicken being kept by all households. Extension support services were accessible to less than 50% of households with rural areas having higher accessibility. Public sector workers were the main source of extension services. About 50% of respondents requested for training on chicken rearing. The average flock size in the study area was forty chicken with chicks and pullets dominating. The cock to hen ratio was 1:2 while inbreeding rate per generation was 4.5%. The recommendation is a review of extension approaches and capacity building grassroots institutions in order to diversify extension service agents and reduce distances to source of services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chicken en_US
dc.subject Extension en_US
dc.subject Katulani en_US
dc.subject Livelihood en_US
dc.subject Peri Urban en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Support services en_US
dc.title Extension Support Services among Poultry Farmers, a Case of Katulani District, Kitui County en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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