Quality and Processing Potential of Goats Produced by Smallholder Farmers in Malawi

This research will evaluate carcass quality and processing potential of goat meat produced by smallholder farmers in Malawi. The farmers will keep local Malawi goat and Norwegian goats under three management systems (intensive, extensive and semi-intensive). The carcasses from these goats will be analyzed for gross and chemical composition. They will also be processed to various products and organoleptic tests conducted to evaluate preferences. Profitability of commercial goat production at smallholder level will also be evaluated
Cette recherche permettra d’évaluer la qualité des carcasses et le potentiel de transformation de la viande de chèvre produite par les petits fermiers du Malawi. Les éleveurs vont garder des chèvres locales du Malawi et de chèvres norvégiens sous trois systèmes de gestion (intensive, extensive et semiintensive). Les carcasses de ces chèvres seront analysées pour la composition brute et chimique. Ils seront également traitées à divers produits et des tests organoleptiques réalisés pour évaluer les préférences. La rentabilité de la production commerciale de la chèvre au niveau des petits exploitants seront également évalués.
Extended abstracts submitted under Enhancing Livestock Productivity
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Southern Africa
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Enhancing Livestock Productivity