Indigenous Chicken for Income Generation and Nutrition Improvement by Rufiji District Council Members in Pwani Region

Simba, Pamela Andrew (2016) Indigenous Chicken for Income Generation and Nutrition Improvement by Rufiji District Council Members in Pwani Region. 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 Rufiji District and the project identified being implemented in the same district. The study and project implementation covers the period from October 2015 to September 2016 The study conducted by using participatory methods. Community needs assessment was conducted at Rufiji 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 revealed that chicken 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 increases income 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: 16 Feb 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1543

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