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Ex-Ante analysis of adoption of introduced chicken strains among smallholder farmers in selected areas of Tanzania

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dc.contributor.advisor
dc.contributor.author Andrew, Rogers
dc.contributor.author Makindara, Jeremia
dc.contributor.author Mbaga, Said H
dc.contributor.author Alphonce, Roselyne
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-10T14:59:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-10T14:59:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3853
dc.description.abstract Keeping local chickens is an integral part of Tanzania’s rural economy although it suffers low genetic potential. To address the problem, the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project introduced and tested improved strains of chicken viz. Sasso and Kuroiler in Tanzania, The paper aimed to predict the rate of adoption of Sasso and Kuroiler chicken strains by using the Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool (ADOPT). Developmental research design involving provision of 25 six weeks old chicks to farmers was adopted. Data were obtained from a questionnaire survey and Focus Group Discussion in three regions of Tanzania. The results indicate that the peak for adoption is likely to be 34, 29 and 38% after 8, 7 and 9 years in Bahi, Ifakara and Wanging’ombe sites respectively. The sensitivity report indicates that the adoption rate may increase to reach 59, 49 and 57% and may decline to about 17, 16 and 21% in Bahi, Ifakara and Wanging’ombe respectively. Extension efforts to facilitate availability of the strains, feeds, treatment and reducing upfront and operating costs are main factors affecting change in the adoption rate to optimize the inherent genetic potential. It is recommended to facilitate extension efforts for adoption rate improvement by upgrading local chicken value chain to enable farmers to access the strains, feeds, medication and market. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
dc.subject Ex-ante en_US
dc.subject Prediction en_US
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject Introduced chicken strains en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Ex-Ante analysis of adoption of introduced chicken strains among smallholder farmers in selected areas of Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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