DETERMINANTS OF BROILERS’ PRODUCTION IN THE PERI URBAN AREAS IN DAR ES SALAAM: A CASE OF BROILER ENTREPRENUERS IN ILALA MUNICIPAL, DAR ES SALAAM REGION

Lyanga, Timothy Martin (2011) DETERMINANTS OF BROILERS’ PRODUCTION IN THE PERI URBAN AREAS IN DAR ES SALAAM: A CASE OF BROILER ENTREPRENUERS IN ILALA MUNICIPAL, DAR ES SALAAM REGION. Masters thesis, Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was to analyze determinants on broilers production to entrepreneurs in Dar Es Salaam region at Kitunda ward. The data were collected from individual by using pre-tested questionnaire. Descriptive statistics such as mean and percentage, coefficient and correlation analysis were employed to analyze average total cost of production such as feeding, veterinary, wages and rental charge cost were determined, total interest borrowed per month, education level of the farmer, skills or training attended by the farmer, experience on chicken keeping and determining the total production of broilers in year to the farmer. The data analyzed were used to identify the major relationship between variables (determinants of chicken production), opportunities of poultry production and value of poultry sales. The major or main determinants involved in assessment were identified in the amount of chicken sold in one production year were channeled through the number of years in chicken keeping (experience), the total cost used in chicken production and the total interest borrowed with farmer in month and direct income received after selling of the commodity from farmers to consumers and deduct total cost encountered during operation. Results obtained from the model indicated that sex of entrepreneur, family size, education level of entrepreneur, number of training attended with farmers were the variables that influence the live chicken production negatively. The results obtained further showed that majority of the poultry farmers were in the age range of between 35 and 55 years had positively respond to chicken keeping and revealed youth poultry farmers were not fully economically efficient in the use of chicken production. The study concluded by making suggestions which could improve the broilers production among the farmers in the study area and in Tanzania as a whole. Therefore, policy aimed to accelerate agricultural development in poultry production and marketing could be successful if the aforementioned determinants for the chicken production are taken in to consideration

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:52
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/255

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