Agri 2022

Status of Production Record Keeping among smallholder pig farmers in Cape Metro district

Tshifhiwa Labase

Tshifhiwa Labase, Speaker at Agriculture Conferences 2022
Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Title : Status of Production Record Keeping among smallholder pig farmers in Cape Metro district

Abstract:

This paper assessed the state of production record keeping among smallholder pig farmers in Cape Metro district, Cape Town. This study (Pilot study) was conducted in Cape metro district to get a snap shot picture of the situation in terms of record keeping among smallholder farmers. Data was collected from 30 smallholder pig farmers in Penhill, Faurie, Mfuleni, Makhaza and Khayelitsha). Descriptive analysis was used to analyze responses (frequency distributions, percentages, mode, means). Results indicated that age, gender, education level, farming experience and monthly income have no effect on record keeping. While type of market, being an informal farmer as well as lack of government funding/ support have proven to have a negative impact on production record keeping.

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