The effect of Common Interest Groups (CIGs) training on adoption of Indigenous Chicken Production Technologies in Ainamoi Sub County, Kericho County, Kenya

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2018-07

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Abstract

Adoption of improved indigenous chicken technologies is key to ensuring increased productivity and supply of live birds and products to the market. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of common interest group training on adoption of indigenous chicken production technologies in Ainamoi Sub County, Kericho County, Kenya. The focus was on demographic characteristics, organizational development trainings, indigenous chicken production technologies trainings as well as the extent to which CIG training affect adoption of chicken production technologies. The study applied descriptive research design. The target population was 291 indigenous chicken farmers from 16 CIGs. Primary data was collected from 117 indigenous chicken selected using stratified simple random sampling and 3 groups selected using purposive sampling. Interview schedules was used to collect data from indigenous chicken farmers while focused group guide used to collect data from the groups. Secondary data was collected from published and unpublished past studies, government reports, research publications and journals. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse data while Chi Square statistics used to test the null hypothesis that there is no significant effect of training on adoption of indigenous chicken production technologies. Results show that indigenous chicken farmers in CIGs were trained on organizational development aspects and indigenous chicken production technologies. The Chi square test revealed statistically significant (χ2 = 15.858, df =4, p = 003) since the alpha value was set at 0.05. We therefore reject the null hypothesis and conclude that CIG training has significant effect on adoption of the indigenous chicken technologies. The study therefore recommends frequent organized training on the various aspects of indigenous chicken production technologies especially feeding, housing and disease control for increased adoption and sustainable productivity hence increased income and food security.

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Adoption, Common Interest Groups, Indigenous Chicken, Production Technologies Training.

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Opunga, J. N., Kibett, J. K., & Kere, G. M. (2018). The effect of Common Interest Groups (CIGs) training on adoption of Indigenous Chicken Production Technologies in Ainamoi Sub County, Kericho County, Kenya.

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