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dc.contributor.authorKamau, Christopher N.
dc.contributor.authorMajiwa, Eucabeth B.
dc.contributor.authorOtieno, Geoffrey O.
dc.contributor.authorKabuage, Lucy W.
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-19T12:27:30Z
dc.date.available2024-04-19T12:27:30Z
dc.date.issued2024-03
dc.identifier.citationKamau, C. N., Majiwa, E. B., Otieno, G. O., & Kabuage, L. W. (2024). A double-hurdle model estimation of adoption and intensity of use of poultry production technologies in Machakos County, Kenya. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 10(1), 2338435.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2024.2338435
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27821
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT Poultry production technologies adoption, such as improved Indigenous Chicken (IC) breeds and fabricated brooders, remain a viable option for enhancing IC productivity. However, the uptake of improved IC technologies remains low, especially in developing countries. This study investigated the adoption and intensity of the use of IC technologies in Machakos County, Kenya. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey to collect data from 374 households selected through a multi-stage sampling technique. A structured questionnaire and focus group discussion were employed, and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Double-Hurdle model. The double hurdle results revealed that farmer experience, land size, non-farm activities, group membership, access to credit, awareness of IC technologies, and use of intensive/semi-intensive production systems were positively associated with IC technology adoption. However, household size was negatively associated with IC technology adoption. The intensity of use of IC technology was positively associated with gender, active labor, credit access, distance to the weather roads, and intensive production system. The study recommends that there is a need for agricultural stakeholders to promote membership in farmer associations and credit access, create awareness of IC technology, and improve opportunities for non-farm activities to help improve the adoption and intensity of the use of IC technologies. PUBLIC INTEREST STATEMENT The integration of improved Indigenous Chicken (IC) technologies plays an essential role in bridging the existing demand for white meat in developing nations. The present popularity of the indigenous chicken is due to the ease of feed conversion, the organic nature of production, scavenging ability, and delicious products. Despite the increased demand, the rate of uptake of the improved IC technologies remained low. The findings underscore the crucial role of human-specific, economic, and institutional factors in determining the decision and intensity of IC technologies in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya. The focus should be on targeted interventions such as programs suited to the requirements of the region’s farmers, increasing access to credit and extension services, and campaigning for supporting government policies and programs that stimulate the use of improved IC technologies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenya Climate Smart Agricultural Projects (KCSAP) in collaboration with Development, Validation and Promotion of Climate Smart Indigenous Chicken (IC) technologies for improved productivity project implemented under Kenyatta University grant number GA02-3/1en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.subjectAdoptionen_US
dc.subjectimproved indigenous chickenen_US
dc.subjecttechnologiesen_US
dc.subjectbroodersen_US
dc.subjectintensityen_US
dc.titleA Double-Hurdle Model Estimation of Adoption and Intensity of Use of Poultry Production Technologies in Machakos County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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