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Assessment of Farm Business Management in Smallholder Dairy Farms in Khartoum State

Assessment of Farm Business Management in Smallholder Dairy Farms in Khartoum State

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Title: Assessment of Farm Business Management in Smallholder Dairy Farms in Khartoum State
Author: Osman, Marwa Abd El-Moneim Abd El-Aziz
Abstract: This study aimed atclearing the confusion between the dairy business management concepts and husbandry concepts; and toidentify business managerial problems and their effect on the dairy farming sector. The hypotheses of the study were pre-planning results in successful management, skilled labor is basic for good management, and a good manager is a vital pivot for a successful farm. The study area was KhartoumState,which comprise three towns: Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman.There are 10dairy camps, authorized by the government, in the state three camps were chosen using simple random sampling;the small dairy farm owners in these camps were the population of this study. The study was mainly based on primary data collected from the selected sample through a structured questionnaire.Theresults indicated that (1) the dairy sector was one of the attractive investment for both well-educated and non-educated owners, (2) cattle were the main source of milk in most farmsbeing more profitable,(3) most farms were self-owned, (4) milk is sold in the dairy farms,(5) most managers choose their employees according to their experience in this field,(6) educational levelof the owner hadno effect on managerial efforts, (7) dairy business is a profitable field. The study was concluded with severalrecommendations: Dairy farms should not be considered as homogeneous when addressing problems facing the dairy sector as they are differently endowed with productive resources;a number of improvements need to be introducedto alleviate constraints.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/16757
Date: 2015-10-26


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