American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Relationship between Fodder Production Practices and Dairy Production in Homa Bay and Ndhiwa Districts, Kenya
Catherine Athanasa Mulwale, Dr. Catherine Ng’endo Munyua, Dr. Adijah Olubandwa

Livestock Development Programme (LDP) was initiated to address constraints in dairy production among small scale farmers. The ultimate goal was to increase milk production and improve levels of living for dairy farmers in Homa Bay and Ndhiwa districts. The study determined the relationship between LDP package on fodder production practices and dairy production in the study area. Main findings indicated that respondents adopted LDP package on fodder production with some gaps. The study showed that respondents allocated less land for fodder production and grew fewer varieties of fodder than during the programme’s implementation. It was also found out that respondents who had smaller pieces of land either leased land to grow adequate fodder or bought to supplement what they grew. Due to this, it was recommended that the Ministry of Livestock Development in collaboration with stakeholders should carry out demonstrations on diversified fodder production establishment for better animal nutrition.

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