African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

Farmers’ preferences towards breeding objective for indigenous chickens in different agro-ecologies of Ethiopia

Berhanu Bekele
  • Berhanu Bekele
  • School of Animal and Range Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Aberra Melesse
  • Aberra Melesse
  • School of Animal and Range Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Sandip Banerjee
  • Sandip Banerjee
  • School of Animal and Range Science, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Wondmeneh Esatu
  • Wondmeneh Esatu
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Tadelle Dessie
  • Tadelle Dessie
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 12 February 2020
  •  Accepted: 13 March 2020
  •  Published: 31 December 2020


Aberra M (2014). Significance of scavenging chicken production in the rural community of Africa for enhanced food security. World's Poultry Science Journal 70(3):593-606.


Aberra M, Mesba A, Yosef T (2013). Evaluating the reproductive and egg production traits of local chickens and their F1 crosses with Rhode Island Red and Fayoumi breeds under farmers' management conditions. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Sciences 3(2):379-385.


Aberra M, Tegene N (2011). Phenotypic and morphological characterization of indigenous chicken populations in southern region of Ethiopia. Animal Genetic Resources Journal 49:19 31.


Aboe AT, Boa-Amponsem K, Okantah SA, Dorward PT, Bryant MJ (2006). Free-range village chickens on the Accra Plains, Ghana: Their contribution to households. Tropical Animal Health Production 38(2):223-234.


Addisu H, Hailu M, Zewdu W (2013). Indigenous chicken production system and breeding practice in North Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Science 1(2):108.


Berhanu B, Temesgen S (2019). Assessment of Some Breeding Parameters of Local Chicken Breeds in Hadiya Zone of Southern Region, Ethiopia, International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology 4(8). ISSN - 2456-2165, pp. 909-917.


CSA (2015). Agricultural sample survey. Livestock and livestock characteristics. Volume II.


Dolberg F (2003). The Review of Household Poultry Production as a Tool in Poverty Reduction with a focus on Bangladesh and India: FAO. 


Fisseha M, Abera M, Tadelle D (2010). Assessment of village chicken production system and evaluation of the productive and reproductive performance local chicken ecotype in Bure district, North West Ethiopia. Africa Journal of Agricultural Research 5(13):1739-1748.


Gebreegziabher Z, Tsegaye L (2016). Production and reproduction performance of local chicken breeds and their marketing practices in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research 11(17):1531-1537.


Halima H (2007). Phonotypic and genetic characterization of indigenous chicken populations in Northwest Ethiopia. PhD Thesis. University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, and South Africa, P. 95.


Mekonnen G (2007). Characterization of smallholder poultry production and marketing system of Dale, wonsho and Loka abaya weredas of southern Ethiopia. M.Sc. Thesis presented to the School of Graduate Studies of Hawassa University.


Melaku T (2016). On-farm phenotypic characterization of indigenous chicken population and their production system at Borena, Wogdi and Legambo Woredas in South Wollo, Ethiopia. MSc Thesis, College of Agriculture, Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia, P. 54.


Meseret M (2010). Characterization of Village Chicken Production and Marketing System. M.Sc. Thesis, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, Jimma 110p.


Nigussie D (2011). Breeding programs for indigenous chicken in Ethiopia, Analysis of diversity in production systems and chicken populations. PhD Thesis. Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. P. 148.


Nigussie D, Liesbeth H Vander W, Tadelle D, Johan AM, Van A (2010). Production objectives and trait preferences of village poultry producers of Ethiopia: implications for designing breeding schemes utilizing indigenous chicken genetic resources. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42(7):1519-1529.


Sefa S, Tadesse G, Deginet H (2016). Village Chicken Production System and Constraints in Lemo District, Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences 4(158):2


Solomon G, Van Arendonk JAM, Komen H, Windig JJ, Hanotte O (2007). Population structure, genetic variation and morphological diversity in indigenous sheep of Ethiopia. Animal Genetics 38:621-628.


Tadelle D, Million T, Alemu Y, Peters K (2003). Village chicken production systems in Ethiopia: Use patterns and performance valuation and chicken products and socioeconomic functions of chicken. Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development (15)1.


Wondmeneh E (2015). Genetic improvement in indigenous chicken of Ethiopia. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, NL, ISBN 978-94-6257-316-1


Wondmeneh E, van Der Waaij H, Tadelle D, Udo HMJ, van Arendonk JAM (2014). Adoption of exotic chicken breeds by rural poultry keepers in Ethiopia. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Science 64(4):210-216.