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Typology, management and smallholder farmer-preferred traits for selection of indigenous goats (Capra hisrcus) in three agro-ecological zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Simon, Patrick Baenyi and Joseph, Junga Owino and Ochieng, Joel Winyo and Tiambo, Christian Keambou and Tarekegn, Getinet Mekuriaw and Machuka, Eunice M. and Kabange, Dorine and Musale, Katunga and Ciza, Arsene Mushagalusa and Kizungu, Roger Vumilia and Pelle, Roger (2021). Typology, management and smallholder farmer-preferred traits for selection of indigenous goats (Capra hisrcus) in three agro-ecological zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Applied Animal Research. 49 :1 , 423-430
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The present study aimed to assess the typology, production management, and smallholder farmer-preferred traits in selecting indigenous goats in three agro-ecological zones (AEZs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Based on a structured survey, baseline data were recorded on 320 adults and unrelated does from 202 goat farms. Hierarchical clustering on principal components revealed three clusters in the goats studied well distinguished by double and triple kidding. Prolific goats mostly clustered into cluster two and three more represented by goats of South Kivu while 82.69% of goats in Tshopo were clustered into cluster one characterized by low reproductive performances. The Canonical Discriminant Analysis revealed that the body length was an important variable both to discriminate and to classify goats from the three AEZs. Goats from Kinshasa and South Kivu were not distanced while large distance was observed between goats from Kinshasa and Tshopo (F-stat, p < 0.001). While not subjected to any good management practices, goats were considered as a source of income and saving method in smallholder farmers' households. Adaptability, resistance to disease and prolificacy were preferred traits by farmers in selecting goats. These results give the first step in the decision-making towards goat improvement in DR Congo.

Authors/Creators:Simon, Patrick Baenyi and Joseph, Junga Owino and Ochieng, Joel Winyo and Tiambo, Christian Keambou and Tarekegn, Getinet Mekuriaw and Machuka, Eunice M. and Kabange, Dorine and Musale, Katunga and Ciza, Arsene Mushagalusa and Kizungu, Roger Vumilia and Pelle, Roger
Title:Typology, management and smallholder farmer-preferred traits for selection of indigenous goats (Capra hisrcus) in three agro-ecological zones in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Applied Animal Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:49
Number:1
Page range:423-430
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:TAYLOR AND FRANCIS LTD
ISSN:0971-2119
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:Canonical analysis, characterization, double kidding, environnemental adaptation, goat management
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114325
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114325
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DOI10.1080/09712119.2021.1995393
Web of Science (WoS)000713013400001
ID Code:26938
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:08 Feb 2022 14:29
Metadata Last Modified:08 Feb 2022 14:31

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