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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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How to Start Grasscutter Farming in Ghana

The result of their work indicated that male household heads were potential adopters of exotic poultry breed than female farmers. In an article to investigate the role of schooling at household and community levels in the adoption and grasscuter of agricultural innovations in rural Ethiopia, Weir and Knight found out that those without schooling may eventually copy the educated. Adoption is significantly influenced by labour so potential adopters with small families are likely to shy away from adopting innovation.

AdultYears. NGOs should also empower the existing grasscutter farmers association by providing credit facilities for farmer trainees, especially women and the youth, to acquire breeding stock and cages. Like our Facebook page For authentic and reliable news every hour. The results show that adoption was negatively influenced by level of education. The primary goal of these organizations is to improve the welfare of rural families through enhancing productivity of small-scale rural farmers and promoting equitable access to resources.


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Most of the farmers who adopted grasscutter farming were adults, followed by the youth and then the aged. However, this trend is changing because in recent times, illiterates, school drop outs and basic school leavers learn from educated people in the society to effect economic productiion in their lives. Although some farmers are given training, they do not go into production. Box 40, Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana sayannor yahoo.

K Atta-Agyapong and Rita Weidinger. On gtasscutter other hand, grasscutter farming offers a better option of the two. Many of the adopters of grasscutter farming were married compared to single individuals and divorcees.

Falconer J Non-timber forest products in southern Ghana: Everything you need to know about Marine Engineering — meaning, courses, jobs and careers in Ghana. Most of the respondents were basic school leavers, followed productjon secondary, tertiary and illiterate in that order.

The study covered adopters and non-adopters who were trained in grasscutter rearing by GTZ with the primary aim of helping them to become grasscutter farmers. The most commonly consumed species of game meat by those living in rural areas is the grasscutter Asibey As at the time of doing this study, there were grasscutter farmers approximately This can affect the proudction objective of the grasscutter promotion projects which seek to improve the welfare of women and the youth Wontewe What you earn from this type of farming solely depends on how much you invest.

Kabir P The market potential for grasscutter production: Research has led to knowledge in the selection and improvement of stock for breeding. In circumstances like this adoption becomes a problem despite the fact that younger farmers are usually more innovative than the older ones.


GPO for the Library of Congress, Hence, the prospect of grasscutter rearing is very bright and encouraging either as a full-time or part-time job. Facts and Life Hacks. Grasscutter meat is also a delicacy hgana big towns and cities in Ghana.

Youthyears. Despite the low initial capital outlay of the grasscutter industry and the subsidies provided by NGOs, some farmers do not adopt or go into production when introduced to the innovation. Participants were selected from 8 towns and villages in the Brong Ahafo region with the help of extension agents of MOFA and GTZ by using grascsutter and random sampling Gallowayas explained below.

While grass can be directly fed, other feeds like sugarcane need to be cut into smaller pieces for easier consumption. Here is a list of domestic animals in Ghana that will amaze you. There was a significant negative correlation Various attempts have been made at farming the animal in Ghana over the past four 4 decades.


Recently, Teklewold et al made fhana same observation in poultry. Qualitype Printing and Graphics, Accra, Ghana, pp. Traditionally, livestock production in Ghana has been concentrated in the northern sectors Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions because the savanna vegetation is suitable for providing feed for the animals.