Assessing Farm Record Keeping Behaviour among Small-Scale Poultry Farmers in the Ga East Municipality

Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum, Patrick Appiah, Fred Nimoh

Abstract


The study sought to investigate the farm record keeping behaviour among small-scale poultry farmers in the Ga
East Municipality. Data was collected by the use of the simple random sampling technique. All the poultry
farmers interviewed kept at least production and financial records. The chi-square test of independence showed
that farm record keeping was independent of age, educational level, experience in poultry farming, farmer status,
number of birds owned by respondents and respondents’ membership of a farmer association. The reason why
most of the farmers did not keep all the farm records was because they assert that those records were not
beneficial to them. An award for the best farm record keeper must be instituted by the Ministry of Food and
Agriculture (MoFA) in collaboration with other non-governmental agencies to help boost farmers’ interest in
keeping farm records.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jas.v2n4p52

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