South Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences
2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Exploring farmers’ perceptions on the effect of small ruminant community-based breeding programs in Ethiopia: (A case study for Doyogena sheep)Author(s):
Kebede Habtegiorgis, Tesfaye Getachew, Aynalem Haile, Manzoor Ahmed Kirmani, Adissu Jimma and Deribe GemyouAbstract:
Objectives: The present study endeavours to investigate the attitudes, opinions and perceptions of smallholder farmers on the community-based breeding programs (CBBPs). Methodology: The survey data were collected from 236 households of 118 CBBPs participant farmers and 118 non-participants sheep keeping farmers. The survey data were analysed using index and SPSS. Result: The evaluation result revealed that, CBBP was acceptable and workable in the community. After intervention of CBBP, a greater number of sheep were sold and participant’s farmers realized high average annual income.Conclusion: It can be concluded that genetic improvement of Doyogena sheep under CBBPs was successful and the program satisfies the smallholder farmers. The program enables smallholders to have access to improved forage seed and health intervention, capacity building in sheep fattening, improved forage production, and breeding ram selection. Participation of smallholder farmers in CBBP is in increasing trend. From the recorded data, there was evidence of improvement in growth performance of lambs, twining rate, decreasing of lamb mortality, and shorting of lambing interval. Therefore, there is an opportunity to out scaled to new site and strengthen the existing sites for further improvements.Pages: 26-34 | Views: 30 | Downloads: 14Download Full Article: Click Here
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Kebede Habtegiorgis, Tesfaye Getachew, Aynalem Haile, Manzoor Ahmed Kirmani, Adissu Jimma, Deribe Gemyou. Exploring farmers’ perceptions on the effect of small ruminant community-based breeding programs in Ethiopia: (A case study for Doyogena sheep). South Asian J Agric Sci 2022;2(1):26-34.