June 29, 2010

INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS

While cattle and shoats are considered as insurance, chicken are an ‘easy’ form and source of quick income. However, markets are found at long distances from most of the producers and hence brokers capitalize on this challenge by offering non-competitive prices. Regardless, the frequency at which households sell chicken to satisfy basic home needs is relatively high. Chicken are sold throughout the year though the frequency is high at times of reduced food supply, school-opening, and during festive seasons.Local indigenous chicken.........................." (Value chain analysis)

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