Influence of Microfinance Institution Technical Systems on the Performance of Dairy Farmers in Kakamega County, Kenya

Sangoro Oscar, Gongera George, Martin Onsiro Ronald, Phelista Njeru Wangui


Objective of the study sought to investigate the influence of MFI technical systems on the performance of dairy farmers in Kakamega County. The aim of this objective was to find out how MFI technical systems have impacted on dairy farming performance in Kakamega County. Therefore, it was hypothesized that there is no significant relationship between the MFI technical systems and performance of dairy farmers in Kakamega County. MFI technical systems were measured by training, workshops, seminars which offer technical systems on marketing, breeding technologies, marketing, livestock health technologies and milk production technologies.This study adopted exploratory research design. The target population in this study consist of small scale dairy farmers deriving their capital from 17 micro-finance institutions.Descriptive and inferential statistics was used for the purpose of data analysis. To test the research hypotheses, Pearson correlation and regression was used to measure the general relationship between dependent and independent variables at significance level of 0.05. The findings were presented using tables, models and charts. The findings revealed that Micro Finance Institutions systems have significant contribution to the performance of dairy farmers in Kakamega. Microfinance technical systems played significant role in the dairy farming performance as it enhances quality and quantity of dairy products through upscale of production technologies.

Keywords: Microfinance institution, Technical systems, Performance, Dairy Farmers

DOI: 10.7176/RJFA/10-18-19

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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