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Title:
FACTORS INFLUENCING PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE POULTRY FARMING ENTERPRISES IN BOMET CENTRAL SUB- COUNTY, BOMET COUNTY, KENYA

Authors:
Dr. Moses M.m Otieno, Enock Kipkorir Tonui and Johnbosco Kisimbii, Kenya

Abstract:
The research was based on the factors influencing performance of small and medium scale poultry Farming enterprises in Bomet central sub- county, Bomet County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following objectives: to assess the influence of training on the performance of poultry farming in Bomet central, Kenya., to access influence of entrepreneurial culture on the performance of poultry faming in Bomet central, Kenya., to access influence of availability of finance on the performance of poultry in Bomet central, Kenya. The study was significant to farmers in order to understand the relationship between enterprise growth on one hand and training /finance, entrepreneurial culture and market on the other hand. It contributed to better understanding of the barriers to growth of poultry farming enterprises. The limitation of the study was; requires enough funds, location of the respondents was at a distance and poor roads in the area. The basic assumption of the study was that all farmers practice farming, farmer's access capital through donations and grants, also every farmer practiced poultry farming. The target population was poultry farmers in Bomet central sub-county, Kenya, the population were estimated at 154 enterprises. Data collection was carried out using structured and unstructured questionnaire while both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to analyze the data.

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