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Title: The Major Challenges Facing Livestock Marketing In Mandera Central District Of North Eastern Province Of Kenya
Authors: Mohamed, Hassan Haji .
Keywords: Livestock Marketing
Mandera Central District Of North Eastern, Kenya
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: KIU. College of Economics and Management.
Abstract: The research is a descriptive survey that aimed to establish major challenges faced by livestock traders in Mandera Central district. It also determines the relative importance of the identified challenges facing livestock marketing. The study targeted livestock traders in Mandera Central district. Purposive sampling was used to select four divisions with market, from the seven available administrative units of the district. The researcher used research assistants to administer questionnaires to 58 respondents from the four market centres. Empirical data collected was then analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. Descriptive words, bar graphs, pie charts and tables were used to present and interpret the data. A survey carried out indicates that there are barriers and constraints to livestock trade in Mandera central district and by extension the large North Eastern Province. An overview of the findings indicates that the important factors affecting the livestock trade are as follows; lack of adequate capital to do the trade comfortably (82.8 percent), lack of credit facilities to support traders (46.6 percent), high transport costs (65.5 percent), poor road infrastructure (60.3 percent), Insecurity along the marketing routes (Banditry) (63.8 percent), lack of reliable market information (60.3 percent). The study recommended the opening of abattoirs and holding grounds for purpose of livestock marketing. Measures should also be put in place to enhance dissemination of market information such as livestock prices. In conclusion, the government must put in place better livestock policies that are geared towards optimal allocation of resources to livestock projects that will hasten development.
Description: A Research Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Degree Of Master Of Business Administration, School Of Post Graduate Studies, Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Master of Business Administration - Main and Ishaka Campus

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