An investigation into the farmers participation of Heifer project International programmes at Kyabankaka agricultural Camp in Solwezi District
Kadima, Henry Matafwali
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CATTLE FARMING is very important in the agricultural development of Solwezi district and more so for Kyabankaka Agricultural camp. Its importance lie in the various uses that cattle have, for which if tapped would provide on impetus to an all round agricultural development of the camp.The purpose of this study, which was submitted to the University of Zambia, Department of Adult Education and Extension Studies for the award of a degree is to describe how Heifer Project International Programme has benefited the farmers there. Particularly in the area of animal drafter power, farmers participation in the programme and how their operations had impacted the farmers.The report introduces the topic by discussing on participation, and the general food insecurity experienced in the past by the country. It goes on to discuss the statement of the problem, related literature connected with cattle farming, its importance to heifer project intemational in Kyabankaka agricultural camp. The objectives of the study included: to assess the operations of HPI at Kyabankaka agricultural camp, identify factors affecting Kyabankaka farmers in their participation in the Heifer project international programme and to evaluate the impact of HPI programme among farmers at Kyabankaka.The researcher collected data from all the farmers at Kyabankala. Only the farmers participating were interviewed to get their actual responses.All efforts have made to present factual data in a clear manner. Trying to critique the data rather than being critical was the aim of every effort of this study.
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