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Green Fodder Value Chain Analysis in Khartoum State from Dairy Farms Producers, and Retailers Perspective

Green Fodder Value Chain Analysis in Khartoum State from Dairy Farms Producers, and Retailers Perspective

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Title: Green Fodder Value Chain Analysis in Khartoum State from Dairy Farms Producers, and Retailers Perspective
Author: Elsayed, Fadwa Yahia Abd Alrahim
Abstract: This study aimed to analyze the of Green Fodder Value chain inKhartoum state from Dairy Farms producer’s and Retailers perspective. The study was performed during the period 2016-2017 in Khartoum state. Primary data was collected via two types of scientifically structured questionnairesbased on likert scale designed to meet objectives and hypotheses of study. The questionnaire included 30 from producers and 60 from retailers. Data was analyzed using statistical analysis packages of the computer SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) (ver., 11.5) to obtain frequency distribution of the study variables. The results showed that 90% of the producers obtained seeds from the local market. And 60%of those who practice hand farming. 53.3% of the producers were growing 73.4% of producers do not comply with harvest time. The results of marketing chain show that about 10-25% of the feed producers are sold in the market.83.3% of the producers sell the fodder in the farm to 76.7% of the farmers and the animal breeders 23.4%.the study showed that 58.3% of wholesalers transported green fodder and then sell to retailers. The result obtained from the retailers showed that 52.6% of them are consider types of fodder production about 53.3% of producers cultivated, harvesting. And the part of marketing chain described Abu Sabin (Sorghum bicolor) and Berseem (Medicago sativa)are the main green forage prevalent in Khartoum state.83.3 % of the producers and 76.7% of the retailers consider that green fodder system is prevalent in the state. 80% of the producers and 50.0% of the retailers determine the quality of green fodder with maturity. 76.7% of the producers found that Abu Sabin is the most profitable and least expensive feed in productivity. 64.3% of retailers dealt with farms located in Khartoum North. .The study recommended strong up to date designed extension services on scientific bases are needed for the production sector to enhance better profitability and sustainability of fodder production; there is a strong need for creating collective markets that follow high standards in marketing discipline in order to achieve competitive high product quality standards, more advices on proper, cutting, handling, transporting, and marketing is needed.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26548


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