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dc.contributor.advisor Mtileni, B. J. Mulaudzi, Rudzani Grace
dc.contributor.other Belete, A. 2017-02-14T09:08:28Z 2017-02-14T09:08:28Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Agricultural Extension)) -- University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to analyse the socio-economic factors affecting the gross margin of small-scale broiler producers in the Vhembe district and thereby determine their profitability and contribution towards the local economic development. The population comprised of small-scale broiler producers who reared between100 and 3200 birds in the Vhembe district. A total of 94 out of 311small-scale broiler producers were selected using a simple random- sampling procedure. Data on different socio-economic parameters was collected through personal interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was computed using FREQ COUNTS procedures to describe the characteristics of small-scale broiler producers. Gross margin analysis was used to calculate the profitability for small-scale broiler producers. The Multiple Linear Regression was used to estimate the influence of socio-economic factors influence on the gross margin of the small-scale broiler producers. Multiple Regression analysis indicated that small-scale broiler producers in the Vhembe district were making profit. Socio-economic variables such as age of the farmer, farming experience, flock size, training received by the farmer, market access and record keeping, educational level, household income and extension services were found to have positive correlation with the small-scale broiler producers‟ gross margin. To effectively address production constraints affecting gross margin of small-scale broiler producers, it is, therefore, fundamental to consider their socio-economic profiles. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 61 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 6 en_US
dc.subject Broiler producers en_US
dc.subject Chickens en_US
dc.subject Broiler production en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Broilers (Poultry) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chicken breeders en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poultry -- Breeding en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chickens en_US
dc.title Socio-economic analysis and profitability of small-scale broiler production enterprises in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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