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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 18  |  Page No.: 3318 - 3322

Factors Influencing Livestock Production Losses in Drought-Prone Semi-Arid Region of South Africa: A Case Study of Limpopo River Basin

Abayomi Samuel Oyekale    

Abstract: Livestock constitute a major enterprise for income generation and storage of wealth in rural South Africa. In the Limpopo river basin, production is confronted with several climate-related factors among which localized or regional drought is of utmost importance. In this study, factors influencing losses of livestock (cattle) were analyzed. The data were collected by the International Food Policy Research Institute using multi-stage sampling procedure. Livestock farmers constitute 29.81% (237) of the total samples. The Tobit Regression Method was used for data analysis along with some simple descriptive methods.

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