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dc.contributorOueslati, Meriemen_US
dc.contributorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.contributorKassam, Shinanen_US
dc.contributorDaly, Hameden_US
dc.contributorBedhiaf, Soniaen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorDhraief, Mohamed Zieden_US
dc.identifier.citationMohamed Zied Dhraief, Meriem Oueslati, Boubaker Dhehibi, Shinan Kassam, Hamed Daly, Sonia Bedhiaf, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (15/1/2012). Value chain assessment of sheep production in Central Tunisia: a comparison study between Barbarine and Algerian Thin tail breed.en_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout the last decade, fat tail Barbarine sheep have been the dominant breed within livestock production systems in Tunisia and possess significant phenotypic and genetic production advantages over other breeds. In large part, these technical advantages relate to an adaptive ability to cope with adverse conditions over periods of sustained drought. Yet, despite these advantages, there is a noticeable shift to intensive fattening of imported Algerian thin tailed sheep, as well as an increased prominence of cross breeds within existing flocks. This decline in prominence of the Barbarine breed has raised a number of concerns within the livestock community. In analyzing the value chains for both breeds, this paper places existing technical arguments within the contemporary social and economic environment in Tunisia. We argue that the promotion of more efficient production systems for Barbarine sheep is of significant importance to a particular typology of small holder farmer, and has pro-poor implications, but is likely to receive limited policy attention within an economic environment which remains in a state of flux within Tunisia and its neighbor states. Recommendations for a more concerted effort in coordinating and leveraging agricultural research initiatives with developmental programs are provided, and target both national and international initiatives which are aimed at poverty alleviation and sustainable rural livelihoods.en_US
dc.publisherTo be completeden_US
dc.subjectsheep value chainen_US
dc.subjectalgerian thin tailen_US
dc.titleValue chain assessment of sheep production in Central Tunisia: a comparison study between Barbarine and Algerian Thin tail breeden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idKassam, Shinan: 0000-0001-7218-2243en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.subject.agrovocmarketing channelsen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia - INRATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Office - CGIAR - Sysen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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