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Dairy goat production in sub-Saharan Africa: current status, constraints and prospects for research and development

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dc.contributor.author Alexander K Kahi, Chrilukovian B Wasike
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-28T06:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-28T06:31:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2485
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a review of dairy goat production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2010–2017, its current state, constraints and prospects for research and development. Since the introduction of dairy goats in SSA in pre-colonial times, their populations have continued to increase due to declining land size as a result of land fragmentation and increasing demand for goat milk. The current goat population in SSA is 372,716,040 head of which only 15.98% used for milk production. Populations in the Eastern and Western regions of SSA have shown an increasing trend from 2010 to 2017. The Southern Africa goat population is on the decline at an annual rate of about 1.77% whereas Central Africa has had a constant goat population within the same period. Eastern Africa reported the highest increase in the population of goats used for milk production. Milk production was highest in Eastern Africa and lowest in … en_US
dc.publisher Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies (AAAP) en_US
dc.subject Dairy Goats, Sub-Saharan Africa, Milk Production, Research and Development, Low Input Systems en_US
dc.title Dairy goat production in sub-Saharan Africa: current status, constraints and prospects for research and development en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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