Factors influencing perfomance of poultry farming projects in kericho west sub county, kericho county, kenya
Ngeno, Duncan K
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The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing performance of poultry farming projects in Kericho West Sub-County, Kericho County. The study was guided by the following objectives to assess the extent to which the level of education of the farmer influences performance of poultry projects, to establish the extent to which market factor influences performance of poultry projects, to establish how access to credit facilities performance of poultry projects and to determine the extent to which availability of extension services influences performance of poultry farming projects in Kericho West Sub County, Kericho County. Basic assumption of the study was that all the respondents was cooperative and provided reliable responses through the questionnaires given: that the sample used was a true representation of the poultry farming in Kericho West Sub-County. The study was related to the theory of attribution which is a collection of interrelated ideas based on theories attempting to clarify why things are the way they are. The study adopted descriptive survey design to obtain information to describe the existing phenomena. Stratified sampling was used since the target population was distributed without the section of the locality; the study of the poultry farmers of Kericho West Sub County whose population is estimated to be two hundred and twelve (212) and five (5) extension staff officers. The sample size was 30% of the target population. The data and information from the respondents was gathered by use of the questionnaire. A pilot study was conducted using pre-test method to test the viability and reliability of questionnaires administered. The hypothesis was tested to determine the relationship between independent and dependent variables using pearson chi-square at 95% level of confidence. The relationship between level of education, market factors, access to credit facilities and availability of extension services and its influence on performance of poultry farming projects in Kericho West Sub- County was tested. The significant findings of this study showed that level of education, market factors, access to credit facilities and availability of extension services influences performance of poultry farming projects Kericho West Sub-County. The importance of the study was to help the farmers understand relationship between project growth on one hand and training, education, access to credit and market on the other hand. The government will also find the result of this study useful for economic planners who require knowledge and adaptive strategies for poultry farming. The findings may also be used as a basis for further research with the aim of increasing performance of poultry farming projects in Kericho County.
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