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Evaluation of communal rangeland condition under the East Griqualand veld type of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 14
S. Tokozwayo, T. Thubela, S. Mthi, N. Nyangiwe, T.L. Khetani, U. Gulwa, S. Goni, M. Jansen, L. Qokweni & B. Guza Page: 1 - 8

Rangeland condition is defined as the state of health of rangeland in terms of species diversity and the potential for producing good quality forage for livestock. However, these rangelands are gradually declining due to poor resource management, land degradation and…

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Socio-economic, technical characteristics and challenges in indigenous (taurine-type cattle) beef production in Cameroon

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 14
E.T. Ojong, P.M. Oben, T.B.A. Hako, K.A. Etchu, J.S. Motsa’a, N.N. Wozerou & T.C. Keambou Page: 9 - 21

The study evaluated the socio-economic, production parameters and challenges facing Cameroon taurine cattle farmers in ten regions of Cameroon. A single-visit using the multiple-subject survey method was carried out by face-to-face interviews using structured questionnaires. A total of 175 farmers…

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Productivity gap between commercial farmers and potential emerging farmers in South Africa: Implications for land redistribution policy

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 14
S. Zantsi, K. Cloete & A. Möhring Page: 22 - 31

A common feature of South African agriculture is its dualistic nature showing wide differences in production levels. For the purpose of land redistribution, existing studies do not provide much detail, because they compare smallholders in general, but not the commercially…

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Socioeconomic and productive characteristics of indigenous pig farming in Cameroon

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 14
J.S. Motsa’a, H.F. Defang, T.B.A. Hako, E.T. Ojong, K.H. Mube, C.L Nguekem, Z.P.D, Tagning, M. Mouchili & T.C. Keambou Page: 32 - 39

The present study was conducted in other to describe the socioeconomic characteristics of indigenous pig farmers in Cameroon, as well as the management techniques of their pig herds. A total of 127 indigenous pig farmers were randomly selected from four…

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Seasonal variation in nutritive value of four browse species used by smallholder farmers for livestock in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2021
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 14
S. Mthi, J.M. Rust, S. Washaya, D.D. Washaya, T.L. Morgenthal & B. Sondzaba Page: 40 - 49

The use of browse plants as livestock feed during the dry season can improve deficiency of certain nutrients and sustain livestock production under small-scale farming system. This study was conducted to investigate the seasonal variation of nutrients of four browse…

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