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Record number 428406
Title A comparison between urban livestock production strategies in Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria in West Africa
Author(s) Amadou, H.; Dossa, L.H.; Lompo, D.J.; Abdulkadir, A.; Schlecht, E.
Source Tropical Animal Health and Production 44 (2012)7. - ISSN 0049-4747 - p. 1631 - 1642.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-012-0118-0
Department(s) Plant Production Systems
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) agriculture - management - farmers - systems - crisis - area
Abstract We undertook a comparative analysis of (peri-)urban livestock production strategies across three West African cities. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, livestock-keeping households (HH) were interviewed in Kano/Nigeria (84 HH), Bobo Dioulasso/Burkina Faso (63 HH) and Sikasso/Mali (63 HH). Questions covered livestock species kept, herd sizes and structure, feeds used, manure management, livestock marketing and production constraints. Sheep and goats dominated (p¿¿0.05), but the proportion of HH heads with a long-term experience in UPA activities was higher in Kano and in Bobo Dioulasso than in Sikasso (p¿
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