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economic role of cattle in communal farming systems in Zimbabwe

John C. Barrett

economic role of cattle in communal farming systems in Zimbabwe

by John C. Barrett

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Published by Overseas Development Institute, Pastoral Development Network in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Livestock -- Zimbabwe.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn C. Barrett.
    SeriesNetwork paper / Pastoral Development Network -- 32b, Network paper (Pastoral Development Network (Overseas Development Institute)) -- 32b.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22309015M

      A survey on smallholder livestock production with emphasis on monogastric animals was conducted in 20 villages of seven so-called ‘groupements’ of South Kivu province in DR Congo, situated along a north to south-west axis with the town of Bukavu in the land adjacent to Lake Kivu is located at elevations ranging around – m asl, experiencing tropical highland by: 2Department of Agriculture and Animal Health, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, UNISA, South Africa. Indian J. Anim. Res., 51 (1) Print ISSN / Online ISSN Management practices and constraints of beef cattle production in communal areas of Mpumalanga Province, South AfricaCited by: 1.

    Development Considerations and Farm Systems 51 The Systematics of African Livestock Production 52 4. 2. 1 Farming Systems and Ecological Zones 52 4. 2. 2 Livestock Type and Product 54 Livestock Functions 54 Livestock Management 59 4. 3 Livestock Production Systems and their Development Principles & Practices for the Sustainable Dairy Farming, - Version 3/15 It is important to note that good management of a farming system constitutes the grassroots of the system’s economic, environmental and social sustainability. Therefore, it first pays attention to planning and managing well the overall farm system itself.

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS THAT AFFECT LIVESTOCK NUMBERS: A CASE STUDY OF SMALLHOLDER CATTLE AND SHEEP FARMERS IN THE FREE STATE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA. by. FOLASADE TEMITOPE OGUNKOYA () Submitted in accordance with the requirements. for the degree of. MASTER OF SCIENCE. In the subject. AGRICULTURE. at the. . Total cattle numbers were about 2,7 million on commercial farms and five million in communal areas. Annual sales ran at about 23 percent from the farms and three percent from the communal areas.


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Economic role of cattle in communal farming systems in Zimbabwe by John C. Barrett Download PDF EPUB FB2

The economic rationale for cattle ownership is firstly to provide draught power and manure for tillage and secondly to provide milk and meat for local consumption, although the role of livestock in the farming system varies significantly from one part of Zimbabwe to another.

THE ECONOMIC ROLE OF CATTLE IN COMMUNAL FARMING SYSTEMS IN ZIMBABWE * John C Barrett 1 Introduction Scope of the Paper This paper is concerned with understanding cattle production in Zimbabwe’s Communal Lands, in so-called communal farming systems.

Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe’s communal cattle herd is low, communal. This paper is concerned with understanding cattle production in Zimbabwe's Communal Lands, in so-called communal farming systems.

Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe's communal cattle herd is low, communal farmers are productive and rational in their cattle herd management. Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe's communal cattle herd is low, communal farmers are productive and rational in their cattle herd management.

The economic rationale for cattle ownership is firstly to provide draught power and manure for tillage and secondly to provide milk and meat for local consumption, although the role of livestock in the farming system varies significantly from one part of Zimbabwe.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper is concerned with understanding cattle production in Zimbabwe’s Communal Lands, in so-called communal farming systems. Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe’s communal cattle herd is.

The economic role of cattle in communal farming systems. By John C Barrett. Abstract. This paper is concerned with understanding cattle production in Zimbabwe’s Communal Lands, in so-called communal farming systems.

Although commercial offtake from Zimbabwe’s communal cattle Author: John C Barrett. Communal cattle production in Zimbabwe is extensive and dominated by indigenous cattle which are adaptable to the local environment.

Their important functions, which include provision of food. The most important functions of cattle in the communal lands in Zimbabwe today are economic functions, associated firstly with increased crop production through use of animal draught power and secondly with provision of cattle products — mainly milk but also meat — for the household and finally as a source of alternative income and a hedge against the vagaries of the economy.

Communal cattle production in Zimbabwe is extensive and dominated by indigenous cattle which are adaptable to the local environment. Their important functions, which include provision of food security and socio-cultural role, are discussed.

The major constraints identified. This paper provides an economic assessment of the value of cattle and goats in different ecological zones of an agropastoral farming system in southern Zimbabwe. Data on biological productivity, milk production, sales and slaughters, manure production and work rates are presented and economic value is derived from market or replacement cost by: Although the role of communal livestock in the farming system varies significantly from one part of Zimbabwe to another, its impact is seen to be considerable.

On the other hand, it is also echoed that this farming system has more social and cultural contributions which have secondary economic linkages relative to its commercial counterparts (Becker, ).

Research in South Africa has confirmed that communal livestock gives major socio-economic relief. The economic role of cattle in communal farming systems in Zimbabwe. Pastoral Development Network paper No.

32b. London, Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 35 pp. Blench, R. Animal traction in West Africa: categories, distribution and constraints - a Nigerian case study. Working Paper no. London, ODI. 62 pp. communal cattle herd has a low off-take as compared to the commercial farming; communal farm e rs are seen as productive and rational in their cattle herd management.

Livestock are important assets in Africa, helping improve the nutritional status of their owners, and contributing to economic growth. Can these roles continue and can livestock production systems be further developed so that they will be sustainable.

A key feature of livestock in Africa is that they fulfill multiple roles, ranging from draught power, to providing manure, milk, and by: 5. For this reason any intervention planned must take cognisance of the impact on the total community, including non-owners of livestock. May and T'Jonck (op cit.) found that of the animals slaughtered in Bophuthatswana in68 % of the cattle, 84 % of the sheep and 66 % of the goats were used for social needs.

Agriculture plays a very important role in the economy of Zimbabwe, providing income for about 75 percent of the population and contributing over 40 percent of national earnings from exports (Rukuni and Eicher ).

The smallholder farming sector comprises at least 70 percent of the national population (Mudhara et al ). The Zimbabwe Herd Book, in partnership with National Foods Stockfeeds and Nurture Education Trust, have great pleasure in hosting the fifth Beef School for cattle producers.

Animal traction in Zimbabwe The role of draft animals within the farming system In Zimbabwe the use of draft animals is widespread and long-established outside tsetse infected areas. There are somehouseholds in the communal sector for whom mixed farming 10 An ATNESA resource book This paper is published in: Starkey P and Kaumbutho P.

The economic role of cattle in communal farming systems in Zimbabwe. Pastoral Development Network Paper, 32b, Google Scholar Benson, C. and Clay, E., Cited by: 9. The importance of agriculture to Zim Posted on Ma by The Independent in Main News The agricultural industry in Zimbabwe is made up of three main components — the large scale commercial and agribusiness sector, the small scale commercial farming sector and the communal farming sector.

Smallholder farming systems are influenced by an array of complex ecological, social, economic, and political factors specific to the context in which they operate. Yet, research on improving smallholder agricultural water management (AWM) has tended to focus on technical solutions to .Their principal contribution to the farming system is the provision of draught power for crop production.

Almost all farmers in communal Zimbabwe own cattle or any other livestock unit. A typical.Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Namibia, Private BagWindhoek, Namibia [email protected] Abstract. Cattle play an important socio-economic role in the livelihood of communal livestock farmers in Namibia.