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Knowledge of livestock grading and market participation among small ruminant producers in northern Somalia

This article reports on market participation and producers’ knowledge of the indigenous livestock grading and pricing system applied to small ruminant marketing in Somaliland.

Results confirmed the importance of small ruminants as sources of income in producer households. Knowledge about the grading system was generally widespread, and this was important for market participation. Factors that significantly influenced market participation were number of animals kept, gender of sales/decision maker, age of household head and livelihood zone.

Download the article:  Wanyoike, F., Mtimet, N., Ndiwa, N., Marshall, K., Godiah, L. and Warsame, A. 2015. Knowledge of livestock grading and market participation among small ruminant producers in northern Somalia. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 81(1):64-70.

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