A comparison between urban livestock production strategies in Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria in West Africa

H. Amadou, L.H. Dossa, D.J. Lompo, A. Abdulkadir, E. Schlecht

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Abstract

We undertook a comparative analysis of (peri-)urban livestock production strategies across three West African cities. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, livestock-keeping households (HH) were interviewed in Kano/Nigeria (84 HH), Bobo Dioulasso/Burkina Faso (63 HH) and Sikasso/Mali (63 HH). Questions covered livestock species kept, herd sizes and structure, feeds used, manure management, livestock marketing and production constraints. Sheep and goats dominated (p¿¿0.05), but the proportion of HH heads with a long-term experience in UPA activities was higher in Kano and in Bobo Dioulasso than in Sikasso (p¿
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1642
JournalTropical Animal Health and Production
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • agriculture
  • management
  • farmers
  • systems
  • crisis
  • area

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