Actors’ Satisfaction with Poultry Value Chain Approach of the Commercial Agricultural Development Project in Enugu State, Nigeria
AbstractThe study ascertained actors’ perception of the poultry value chain approach of the Commercial Agricultural Development Project (CADP) in Enugu State, Nigeria and its implications for capacity building in extension service. Seventy one poultry value chain (PVC) actors constituted the sample population for the study. Data were presented using percentages, charts and mean scores. Results show that all (100%) the service providers provided information on how to use drugs and vaccines. The proportion of producers that reared broiler in 2010 were 51% which attained a peak level of 55.8% in 2011 and slightly declined thereafter, while 49% of them reared layers in 2010, which declined to 44.2% in 2011 and continued with an undulating trend. Generally, the actors perceived the poultry value chain approach of CADP satisfactory. The service providers and producers were satisfied with linkage with other actors in the poultry value chain (=2.50) while the processors were satisfied with frequency of contact with facilitators (=3.00). Major constraints to the effective performance of the PVC actors identified by the producers include; high cost of accessing information from web (=4.00). Also, processors’ and marketers perceived constraints were lack of trust in communicating with other actors (=2.50) and low literacy level of actors (=3.00), respectively. It was therefore recommended that the extension agents should build the capacity of the various actors to effectively carry out their poultry value chain activities by training them on the gains of value chain in agricultural development so as to enable them improve their performance efficiently.
Keywords: Capacity building, CADP, Extension service, Poultry, Value chain actors.
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