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Articles by Abayomi Samuel Oyekale
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  Abayomi Samuel Oyekale
  Milk is an essential food in the nutrition and diet of many Kenyans. Dominance of indigenous breed hampers every effort to increase milk productivity as a major way for enhancing nutritional status of poor households, especially those in rural areas. In this study, factors influencing dairy cattle adoption behavior among smallholder farmers in rural Kenya were analyzed. The data comprised of 251 cattle farmers and were analyzed with probit regression. Results show that average cattle owned slightly increased over the years in both local and dairy breeds. Probit regression results showed that marginal parameters of residence in Busia district (-0.4019), being married (0.2592), number of boys (0.0788), number of cattle (-0.1194) and having food problem (-0.3160) were statistically significant (p<0.05). It was concluded that although dairy cattle offer opportunities to increase milk productivity in rural Kenya, adoption is still low. Also, integrated efforts to reduce persistent hunger and poverty among smallholder farmers in rural Kenya will go a long way in enhancing households’ adoption decision.
  Abayomi Samuel Oyekale
  The need for ensuring increased production of livestock and its products in East Africa has necessitated integration of informal trainings through FFS on different aspects of animal husbandry. This study analyzed the factors influencing FFS membership and increased dairy milk processing. The data were collected by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from FFS and non-FFS farmers using two-stage random sampling approach.Data were modeled with Bivariate Probit. The results showed that 74.37% of the total farmers belonged to FFS, while average number of cattle owned increased from 9.64-12.18. Dairy milk processed increased from 957.65-1085.43 L before and after FFS. Membership of FFS was significantly influenced by education of household heads, land size, realization of income from businesses, while increase in milk processed was influenced by education, number of boys and girls, years with FFS and livestock number. It was concluded that membership of FFS did not promote milk processing and that opportunities for labour saving technologies should be explored.
  Abayomi Samuel Oyekale
  Livestock constitute a major enterprise for income generation and storage of wealth in rural South Africa. In the Limpopo river basin, production is confronted with several climate-related factors among which localized or regional drought is of utmost importance. In this study, factors influencing losses of livestock (cattle) were analyzed. The data were collected by the International Food Policy Research Institute using multi-stage sampling procedure. Livestock farmers constitute 29.81% (237) of the total samples. The Tobit Regression Method was used for data analysis along with some simple descriptive methods.
  Abayomi Samuel Oyekale
  Consumption of animal products is essential for supplying protein in man’s diet. However, inadequate protein intake is a major nutritional hurdle in many Nigerian households. This study analyzed the factors influencing livestock products’ consumption expenditures in Nigeria. The data were the 2009/10 Harmonized Nigeria Living Standard Survey (HNLSS). Heckman selection model was used for parameter estimation given that the selection bias parameter (mill lambda) was statistically significant (p<0.01). The results showed that southern geopolitical zones had higher average expenditures on all categories of livestock products. The Heckman’s Model showed statistical significance (p<0.01) with rho (the error correlation parameter) being perfectly correlated. The parameters of North-Central zone (-1566.51), South East (2472.84), South South (10382.92), rural sector (-2835.92), household size (2469.50) and per capita food expenditure (proxy for income) (0.29) were statistically significant (p<0.05). It was concluded that poverty often makes households to deemphasize the importance of livestock products in their daily diets and that efforts to enhance people’s income would assist in improving their animal protein intakes.
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