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Type Journal Article - Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems
Title Socio-economic factors influencing swine management practices among women in jama? a local government area of Kaduna State, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 6
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
Page numbers 43-48
URL http://www.redalyc.org/pdf/939/93960201.pdf
Abstract
Socio-economic factors influencing swine
management practices among women in Kaduna State
were investigated. One hundred and twenty
questionnaires were administered to randomly selected
women swine farmers in Jama’a Local Government
Area of Kaduna State. Tools of analysis include
descriptive statistics such as percentages, means,
ranges and the Pearson’s Correlation Procedures.
Results of analysis revealed that certain socio-economic
characteristics of respondents (household size,
experience on pig keeping, and level of investment on
pigs) were found to be significantly related to swine
management practices. Analysis also revealed that the
system of swine management in the study area is
largely the semi-intensive system, with poor nutrition
and health attention. The survey showed that swine
productivity in Nigeria could be enhanced if adequate
attention is paid to the health, nutrition and shelter of
the animals.

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