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ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 14, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2017

UNDERSTANDING THE INFORMATION ACQUISITION SOURCES OF BACKYARD CHICKEN PRODUCTION PRACTICES AMONGST RURAL MAYAN WOMEN IN YUCATÁN, MÉXICO

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This study was conducted to identify the information acquisition sources of backyard chicken production practices amongst rural women in Yucatan. Focus group discussions (FGDs) and face-to-face individual interviews with a pre-designed questionnaire were employed for collecting data from two rural villages. Within each village, three focus group sessions of Mayan women were held involving 10-12 participants each. Participants were selected according to their skills level of backyard chicken practices. The results revealed that family, friends/neighbors, own-personal experience and feed suppliers were significantly the most important information sources used by rural women. Concerning the preferred sources by participants; extension agents, trainers/ specialists, family, demonstrations methods, veterinarian and friends/neighbors were significantly the most preferred sources. The technical areas of backyard chicken production which women received information about were feeds and feeding, housing systems, diseases control, marketing and reproduction. Findings also showed that unavailability of extension agents and cost of veterinary services were the most important constraints affecting information acquisition. The most important recommendations were the need for extension services and training programs as modern information sources for improving their managerial skills and knowledge on backyard chicken production practices.

Palabras clave: backyard chicken, group discussions, information acquisition sources, production practices

Volumen 14, Número 2

Volumen 14, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2017


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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