PDF | Grasscutter farming technology was introduced in Africa as an antidote to reduce hunting Ghana where farmers had opportunities to be trained. Ghana’s main sources of animal protein are fish, livestock and bush meat. Grasscutter production in Ghana was started by Asibey and also the Game and. Grasscutter farming is great if you have a space as small as a room, parking store or kitchen. They are very little trouble; they can get most or all.
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K Atta-Agyapong and Rita Weidinger. The market for both fresh and smoked grasscutter meat is unlimited Kabir Grasscutter keeping as any other production venture requires some amount of capital to begin with and get the production on-going.
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Trained extension workers monitored the performance of the animals. This is confirmed by Just and Zilberman who introduced a credit constraint to their static model of adoption under uncertainty. Despite being given incentives those days, farmers failed to adopt the initiative.
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All you need to do is to present yourself to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in grasscutter and rabbit husbandry and we will train and set you up. The inhabitants are mostly peasant farmers producing all kinds of foodstuffs, some of which are plantain, cassava, yam, cocoyam and vegetables fhana as tomatoes, pepper, onion and garden eggs. A grass cutter is a rodent of the rat family that can be found in the wild or as a domesticated animal.
The coefficient of educational status in the adoption of grasscutter rearing was negative Occupation Farmers, traders and civil servants constituted the occupational status of respondents Table 4.
Mature grasscutters fight and even kill each other as their colonies are like family.
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Anglin, 2 nd Edition, Eaglewood, Co: However, this study revealed that adoption rate of women and the youth was relatively low.
However, in recent times, the Brong Ahafo region is playing an important role in livestock production because in certain parts of the region the vegetation has turned from forest into grassland. Recently, Teklewold et al made the same observation in poultry. According to Pantanalimale adults are the sole decision-makers in most farming communities. Economic Development and Cultural Change Labour is said to be partly responsible for non-adoption, probably, due to the financial commitment involved.
Funding Majority of the respondents had some sort of problems with finance Table 6. NGOs support farmers with training to acquire knowledge and skills in grasscutter rearing.
Just R E and Zilberman D Stochastic structure, farm size, and technology adoption in developing agriculture. Although easy, you need to pay close attention to the requirements of farming snails to succeed.
Acquis et perspectives, Cotonou, Benin, pp. Innovations on feeding and shelters have boosted techniques for production. The marital status of respondents is shown in Table 3. Mr Christopher Tudeka, a Senior Research fellow at the College of Agriculture, Livestock and Poultry Centre of the University of Ghana, also urged the farmers to keep proper records to enable them to assess efficiency and productivity to increase profit.
They also suggested that credit facilities must be made available to the potential adopters to help facilitate adoption.
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All the 50 adopter and non-adopter respondents acknowledged that their communities have no negative perception about grasscutter farming. Pearson Correlation was used to determine the relationship between adoption and the variables studied SPSS Falconer J Non-timber forest products in southern Ghana: Many of the adopters of grasscutter farming were married compared to single individuals and divorcees.
Commercial Snail Farming in Ghana. Concentrates should be provided once in a while to add minerals. According to Pantanali grasscutrer, relative cost the amount of money needed to go into production and grasscutteg dependence with respect to input supply, price and market are among the characteristic features of technology which have influence on adoption.
It was concluded that the characteristics of individual farmers should be taken into consideration during training needs assessment, and give each individual the appropriate training. Like our Facebook page For authentic and reliable news every hour.
These findings might have stemmed from the fact that males give the nod if any member of the family wants to go into production of any kind; because the culture of the people studied mandates the male as the head of the family and therefore responsible for decisions taken in the house Berry Galloway A In: They observed that farmers who were above 39 years were most likely to have lower adoption rates, because older people fear the risk of poultry diseases and other gfasscutter events in exotic breed of poultry whilst young farmers tend to be more flexible in their decisions to adopt new ideas and technologies more rapidly.