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Marketing of sheep in Sudan: an economic analysis

Mohamed Arshad, Fatimah and Ismail, Mohd Mansor and Elbadawi, Elsedig (2014) Marketing of sheep in Sudan: an economic analysis. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 3848431831/9783848431830 .

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Sudan is one of the largest exporters of sheep in Africa. However, the sheep marketing is still undeveloped due to lack of infrastructures such as extension services, roads and telecommunication, market information system, R&D and logistical supports. One of the major policy instruments that discourage innovations is the imposition of direct taxes on the producers and marketers at all level of marketing chains. This book aims to provide some insights on the marketing system of sheep in Sudan with a special focus on the production sector in the North Kordofan, Gadarif and Khartoum states in Sudan. Specifically, it intends to; (i) provide a better understanding of the existing sheep marketing system, (ii) identify key constraints and potentials, (iii) describe the marketing channels and margins and; (iv) measure the competitiveness and comparative advantage of the sheep industry using policy analysis matrix (PAM) framework. Based on the findings, this book recommend that there is a need to reorganize and shorten the marketing channel, to institute a price support for the supply of fodder, provide water and veterinary care, and waive income taxes on the farmers and traders.

Item Type:Book
Keyword:Sheep; Sheep marketing
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Economics and Management
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher:LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ID Code:36100
Deposited By: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Deposited On:11 Jun 2015 07:55
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