Possibility of introducing Smallholder Beef Cattle Farmer’s Association as a starting point to develop the beef cattle chain and improve their income in Arua district, Uganda
- Economie & Management
Natuur & Landbouw
- vleesvee, landbouw bedrijven, dierhouderij, boerenorganisaties, inkomen van landbouwers, rundvleesproductie, marketing, producentengroepen, inkomsten uit arbeid, bedrijfsresultaten in de landbouw, uganda, duurzame veehouderij, ketenmanagement, beef cattle, farming, animal husbandry, farmers' associations, farmers' income, beef production, marketing, producer groups, earned income, farm results, uganda, sustainable animal husbandry, supply chain management
The theme of the research is “Possibility of introducing smallholder Beef Cattle Farmers Association as a starting point to develop the beef chain and improve their income in Arua district, Uganda”. The study was carried out in two Sub Counties of Arua district, Uganda. The objective was to investigate the possibility of forming beef cattle farmers association for smallholders to improve their bargaining position and the beef supply chain. The research examined the current status of the beef chain and the interventions for establishing smallholder farmers association. Survey questionnaires were administered to sixty smallholder beef cattle farmers in two Sub Counties (30 farmers per Sub County). Ten beef cattle traders and the district cooperative officer were interviewed to get additional information for the research. The results revealed that about seventy percent of the beef cattle farmers in Pajulu Sub County and about seventy seven percent from Rigbo Sub County support the idea of forming smallholder beef cattle farmers association. Seven beef cattle traders supported the idea of introducing the smallholder farmers association. The structure of beef chain showed that there are two channels from the farmers to the Urban and rural consumers. It can be concluded that the idea of introducing smallholder farmers association is supported by the majority of the smallholder beef cattle farmers and traders in Arua district. The farmers expect the association once formed to improve their access to inputs/financial credits, extension services. The association would help them (farmers) share experience and information on issues related to beef cattle enterprise on price, quality and quantity of the cattle needed by the potential buyers. The Cattle traders’ expectation from the association was to meet the required number of beef cattle in terms of volume hence reducing their transaction costs There should be a deliberate effort by Arua district local government to help smallholder farmers organise themselves and create awareness on the process of forming smallholder farmers association.
- Soort object
- Andersoortig materiaal
- Baars, R.
- 37 p
- Wageningen University & Research