An Agro-Enterprise Approach to Support Women Groups in Poultry Production for Income Generating in Central river Region of the Gambia.

in Foreign journals(other), 國外期刊(其他)
標題An Agro-Enterprise Approach to Support Women Groups in Poultry Production for Income Generating in Central river Region of the Gambia.
出版類型國外期刊(其他)
出版年度2009
AuthorsSanyang, 參揚, & Huang 黃文琪
開始頁36
頁數8
出版日期2009 / 6
其他編號0000
中文摘要

In the Gambia, the agricultural sector contributes 28% to GDP and 75% of the labor force are engaged in agricultural activities which includes crop and livestock production. The data collection was done in the Central River Region of the Gambia using appropriate designed questionnaire. The method used for this research was non-probability using convenience sampling. A total of nine organized women groups engaged in poultry production as income generating activity were interviewed face-to-face. The target respondents were 150 and 128 or 85% of the questionnaires were received. The reliability for this research work using Cronbach Alpha (") was 0.701. For data analysis simple descriptive statistics, regression, Chi-square, Kruskal Wallis H and Mann Whitney were used. The objectives of this research work are to assess the income level and training needs of women producers engaged in poultry production as agro-enterprise activity. In terms of age result shows, that 44.5% of the women entrepreneurs’ distribution are between the age group of 31-40 years. The research result shows that Boiram women group scored a total profit of US$ 1,417 while the lowest profit was US$ 939 scored by Brikamaba respectively. The highest price offered for a broiler is US$ 5.79 while lowest price US$ 3.84. However, price per 1 kg is more rational, even the unit cost of production is the same with 2 kilogram and 1.5 kilogram. Basing on the results from this research work, we conclude that poultry production for income generating activity can play a meaningful role in poverty reduction, create employment opportunities and increase household income to improve standard of living while contributing to the growth of local economic.

期刊名稱Agricultural Economics and Marketing Journal
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