Poultry Keeping for Sustainable Livelihood: A Case of Mwakuda Women Group in Pugu Bombani, Ilala District Dar es Salaam

Kinyau, Wankembeta S. (2016) Poultry Keeping for Sustainable Livelihood: A Case of Mwakuda Women Group in Pugu Bombani, Ilala District Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is an outcome of the research study conducted and the project being implemented in Pugu Bombani, Ilala District, and Dar es Salaam Region. The Community Needs Assessment conducted in the area using participatory methods and tools like Questionnaire, Focus Group Discussions and Documentary Reviews, came out with five major community needs, which needed to be urgently addressed. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS computer software program. Prioritizations of the problem were done by using Pair wise ranking. The major identified problems were poor skills on poultry keeping among Mwakuda members, which lead to low income, unemployment, poor nutrition and high mortality rates due to existence of different poultry killer diseases in the area. The project implementation has focus on improving community Income for sustainable livelihood through poultry keeping as a priority project. The objectives of the project were mainly three;) Sensitize and Train 40 Mwakuda members on Entrepreneurship and Business Management by September 2014 (i) Acquire Plot and construct a house for poultry production for MWAKUDA members by October 2014 (ii) Improve employment opportunities and income to 40 Mwakuda members through Poultry production by February 2015. Few outputs for the objectives have so far realized and reported during project monitoring and midterm evaluation that there is skills improvement in poultry keeping business that contributes to improvement of nutrition, disease control that includes vaccination and treatment, management and care baby chicks mortality decreased drastically. Project implementation is going on well while monitoring and midterm evaluation have also been done and indicators for sustainability plan have been established.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1827

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