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Mekelle University (2016)

Local Poultry Value Chain Analysis in Ahferom woreda, Central Tigray, Ethiopia

Halefom, T.

Titre : Local Poultry Value Chain Analysis in Ahferom woreda, Central Tigray, Ethiopia

Auteur : Halefom, T.

Université de soutenance : Mekelle University

Grade : Masters of Science Degree in Livestock Production and Pastoral Development 2016

This study was aimed at analyzing local poultry value chain in Ahferom district of Tigray region. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were collected from randamly selcted 150 farmers, 30 traders and 10 consumers. Data were analyzed using descrptive statistics, ANOVA, Probit and tobit models. The value chain analysis result revealed that the main value chain actors are input suppliers, farmers, retailers, rural assemblers, hotels and cafes, private vendors, BoARD and consumers. Retailer govern the whole marketing chain system and have a monopoly power to fix price of poultry over the other chain actors. The result of the tobit regression model indicated that market supply of chicken is significantly affected by number of poultry owned, educational status and sex of the households. Likewise, market supply of egg is significantly affected by sex of the household, number of flock size, price of egg, and total land holding of the houshold. The likelihood of choosing direct consumers outlet is relatively high. Chicken health problem, limited access of feed, lack of organized cooperatives, limited government attention and poor handlinig system were identified as the major constraints to the local poultry value chain development and Marketing and value chain opportunities are Accesses of local market, Flow of marketing information and High local consumer.. Therefore, capacity development on poultry husbandry, marketing and supplementary feeding program of indigenous chicken through extension programs will required to improve the growth, profitability and income opportunities for a large number of farm households who are engaged in indigenous chicken production and other value chain function . Therefore, to improve the exiting chicken and egg value chain, there is a need to consider the findings of this tudy


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