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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 45-54
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2022.45.54
 
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Farmers’ Perceptions to Community-Based Breeding Programs: A Case Study for Doyogena Sheep in Ethiopia

Kebede Habtegiorgis , Tesfaye Getachew , Aynalem Haile , Ahmed Kirmani, Adissu Jimma and Deribe Gemiyo

Abstract:
Background and Objective: In 2012/13 the Doyogena sheep Community-Based Breeding Program (CBBP) have been adopted to improve Doyogena sheep. The present study aims to investigate the attitudes, opinions and perceptions of smallholder farmers on the Community-Based Breeding Programs (CBBPs). Materials and Methods: The survey data were collected from 236 households of 118 CBBPs participant farmers and 118 non-participant sheep-keeping farmers. The survey data were analyzed using an index and SPSS. Results: The evaluation result revealed that CBBP is acceptable and workable in the community. After the intervention of CBBP, a greater number of sheep were sold and participant farmers realized a high average annual income. The direct participation of smallholder farmers in CBBP is on an increasing trend. There was evidence of improvement in the growth performance of lambs, twining rate, decrease in lamb mortality and shorting of lambing interval. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the genetic improvement of Doyogena sheep under CBBPs was successful and the program satisfies the farmers. Therefore, there is an opportunity to out scaled the new sites and strengthen the existing sites for further improvements.
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Kebede Habtegiorgis, Tesfaye Getachew, Aynalem Haile, Ahmed Kirmani, Adissu Jimma and Deribe Gemiyo, 2022. Farmers’ Perceptions to Community-Based Breeding Programs: A Case Study for Doyogena Sheep in Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 16: 45-54.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2022.45.54

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajas.2022.45.54

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