Increased Household Income through Poultry keeping by Agape group Members in Mbezi, Dar es Salaam

Sekagoma , Baraka Deus (2015) Increased Household Income through Poultry keeping by Agape group Members in Mbezi, Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is an outcome of the research study that was conducted at Mbezi ward and the project identified being implemented in the same ward. The study and project implementation covers the period from September 2014 to July 2015.The study conducted by using participatory methods. Community needs assessment was conducted at Mbezi by using participatory methods such as Focus Group Discussion, Interview, the use of questionnaire for primary data collection methods and for secondary data collection there was the use of journals, books, internet and reports. The study found different needs and these needs were ranked by the use of Pair wise ranking in order to determine the potential project. The first ranked potential project was Poultry keeping project. Poultry keeping project was ranked by the community as the number one project to be implemented as their income generating project. The study revealed that poultry keeping project will be sustainable as they identified themselves and they implement with efficiency, not too expensive to establish and the demand of the products increases as days increase. Also time frame for the chicks to mature and become ready for sale also is too short as it can take four to six weeks depending on the feeds used. The study recommends that community members can organize themselves and manage the income generating projects in order to increase their incomes. Through trainings, community members can achieve their planned project goal and the project becomes sustainable and reduces income poverty to community members

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1199

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