The Impact of Value Chain Data on Women Rabbit Farmers in Kilifi County, Kenya
In the 50 year -African Union Strategic Plan of the Agenda 2063, the "Africa We Want", goal 3 of the Aspiration 1 on the prosperity of Africa emphasizes citizens' healthy and well -nourished persons in Africa. To align with the agenda, governments are working to provide supporting environment to avert food insecurity among women. To bridge the gap and the zero hunger goal, an assessment of value chain data on women rabbit producers is in line with Kenya Vision 2030 is important. The study in Kilifi County is aimed at finding out the impact of value chain data on women rabbit producers. The research design employed was quantitative and the sampling techniques were convenience and snowball. The mode of data collection was through structured questionnaires issued to the women rabbit producers by the Research Assistants. The respondents were drawn from a representative sample of 63 women rabbit farmers with at least 5 to 10 rabbits, in the 7 Sub-Counties of Kilifi County including Kaloleni, Ganze, Rabai, Malindi, Kilifi North, Kilifi South and Magarini. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) to obtain descriptive statistics and percentages that are presented in tables and charts for interpretation. The findings revealed that women rabbit producers had relationships with veterinary services at 24.4%, Agricultural extension officers at 15.6%, feed stockiest at 13.3%. On food security and nutrition, 22.2% acknowledged that rabbit meat contributed to food security, 17.8% agreed that earning were obtained from sales of rabbit products, 37.8% affirmed that there was improved dietary. In regard to empowerment at household levels 89% agreed since they earned between KShs.500 to Kshs.30,000 in a month. Moreover, the study recommends that there is need to identify information that can be aggregated to assist women rabbit producers to be food and economic secure. Finally, the producers need to be facilitated to adopt best practices on precision rabbit farming to improve their operation efficiency and strengthen the value chain linkages for growth.
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