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dc.contributorMutenje, Munyaradzien_US
dc.contributorManyawu, Godfreyen_US
dc.contributorGwiriri, Lovemoreen_US
dc.contributorChakoma, Irenieen_US
dc.creatorMujeyi, Angelineen_US
dc.identifier.citationAngeline Mujeyi, Munyaradzi Mutenje, Godfrey Manyawu, Lovemore Gwiriri, Irenie Chakoma. (4/12/2015). Spearheading Development through Empowering Smallholder Farmers along Beef Cattle Value Chains: a Case of Goromonzi and Murehwa Districts, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains (IJMVSC), 6 (4), pp. 31-44.en_US
dc.description.abstractSmallholder beef subsector can potentially contribute to the nation’s development. The paper presents the results of the value chain analysis of the beef sub sector in Zimbabwe. Data was gathered through cross sectional household survey of 380 beef farmers, six community focus group discussions, key informant interviews and interviews of value chain actors. Empirical results showed that profitability of beef marketing by farmers is constrained by low productivity caused by longer calving intervals, poor animal husbandry practices and lack of market information .Three existing beef cattle value chains were identified. A total of 91% of the producers sold cattle to the informal livestock market and only 9% through formal market. Body condition, health of animal and age were reported as major factors used in setting cattle prices. The study recommends setting up breeding programs, improved husbandry practices, improving farmer access to market information and collective action among farmers.en_US
dc.publisherAIRCC Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains (IJMVSC);6,(2015) Pagination 31,44en_US
dc.titleSpearheading Development through Empowering Smallholder Farmers along Beef Cattle Value Chains: a Case of Goromonzi and Murehwa Districts, Zimbabween_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idChakoma, Irenie: 0000-0002-8224-4513en_US
cg.subject.agrovocvalue chainsen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderAustralian Center for International Agricultural Research - ACIARen_US
cg.contributor.projectZimCLIFS: Integrating crop and livestock production for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabween_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalInternational Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains (IJMVSC)en_US

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