ANNALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECRTING SMALL SCALE DAIRLY FARMING IN NAROK SOURTH SUB.docx

ANNALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECRTING SMALL SCALE DAIRLY FARMING IN NAROK SOURTH SUB.docx

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ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING SMALL SCALE DAIRY FARMING IN NAROK SOURTH SUB-COUNTY, NAROK COUNTY. MUTHWA JOSEPH MATIVO BSAE/125/2014 A RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY. SEPTEMBER 2017. NAROK-KENYA. 1
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DECLARATION DECLARATION BY STUDENT. I declare that this research proposal is my own work and that this work has not been submitted before for any award of a degree in any institution. NAME: MUTHWA JOSEPH MATIVO Signature: ……………..Date…………. DECLARATION BY LECTURER This research proposal has been submitted with my approval as the University lecturer. Signature: ……….. 2
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DEDICATION This research propel is dedicated to my course mates; Caroline Mumbe and David Mwengi for their academic support that they have given me. 3
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ACKNOWLEDMENTS My sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to my lecturer who has guided me throughout to develop this project proposal. I also want to acknowledge the entire staff of department of economics of Maasai Mara University for the grate support they offered during my study period. I would also wish to thank my colleagues for their moral support and positive input in this work which made a success. 4
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ABSTRACT Dairy farming remains the economic backbone of livestock farmers in high potential areas like Narok South Sub-County. However, in such areas, milk production has been quite low. This is an indication that there are constraints which results in low milk production. For potential milk yields to be realized, all production constraints and their individual effects on milk production must be identified. The purpose of this study was to comparatively analyze the factors influencing milk production in Narok South Sub-County through a qualitative analysis of milk production, and the performance of the dairy enterprises at the farm level. The specific objectives of the study were: 1. .To identify how marketing factors influence milk production in Narok South Sub-County among small scale dairy farmers. 2. To establish how farmers awareness on dairy farming affects milk production in Narok Sub-County. 3. To identify how demographic characteristic of small scale dairy farmers influence milk production in Narok Sub-County. 4. To establish how cattle breeds variability affects milk production in Narok Sub-County. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 352 small scale farms in Narok South Sub-County of Narok County and key informants were also interviewed. The results from the study showed that majority of farmers from Narok South Sub-County sold their milk locally to shops and hotels and middlemen.
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