The Challenges and Prospects of Poultry Farmers: The Case of Dormaa Ahenkro Municipal Area

The Challenges and Prospects of Poultry Farmers: The Case of Dormaa Ahenkro Municipal Area

Author(s) by Lawrence Yaw Kusi, Prince Asabre, Isaac Kosi, Kwamena Minta Nyarku
Pages 214-224
Keywords Commercial Poultry, Challenges, Prospects, Dormaa Ahenkro
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Abstract


The research was carried out at Dormaa Ahenkro Municipality in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana to assess the current challenges and prospects of the commercial poultry industry in Ghana. Descriptive survey was adopted as the research design and 87 questionnaires were self-administered to the managers and/or owners of the existing commercial poultry businesses in the region. A response rate of 100% was recorded. Data obtained were analysed using SPSS Version 17.0.The findings of the study revealed that the poultry industry at Dormaa Ahenkro is saddled with many challenges, notably, high cost of energy and erratic power supply, high transportation costs, high cost of materials, financial constraints, limited support from central government, fierce competition from well advanced foreign firms and limited supporting industry in the value chain system. Owing to the current state of the commercial poultry industry, future prospects of the industry was rated “Less Promising.” Urgent proactive measures are required to salvage the industry from deteriorating or collapsing.

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