A Methodological Approach to Evaluate Livestock Innovations on Small-Scale Farms in Developing Countries
AbstractThe aim of the study was deepening the knowledge of livestock innovations knowledge on small-scale farms in developing countries. First, we developed a methodology focused on identifying potential appropriate livestock innovations for smallholders and grouped them in innovation areas, defined as a set of well-organized practices with a business purpose. Finally, a process management program (PMP) was evaluated according to the livestock innovation level and viability of the small-scale farms. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the impact of PMP on the economic viability of the farm. Information from 1650 small-scale livestock farms in Mexico was collected and the innovations were grouped in five innovation areas: A1. Management, A2. Feeding, A3. Genetic, A4. Reproduction and A5. Animal Health. The resulting innovation level in the system was low at 45.7% and heterogeneous among areas. This study shows the usefulness of the methodology described and confirms that implementing a PMP allows improving the viability an additional 21%, due to a better integration of processes, resulting in more efficient management. View Full-Text
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García-Martínez, A.; Rivas-Rangel, J.; Rangel-Quintos, J.; Espinosa, J.A.; Barba, C.; de-Pablos-Heredero, C. A Methodological Approach to Evaluate Livestock Innovations on Small-Scale Farms in Developing Countries. Future Internet 2016, 8, 25.
García-Martínez A, Rivas-Rangel J, Rangel-Quintos J, Espinosa JA, Barba C, de-Pablos-Heredero C. A Methodological Approach to Evaluate Livestock Innovations on Small-Scale Farms in Developing Countries. Future Internet. 2016; 8(2):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
García-Martínez, Antón; Rivas-Rangel, José; Rangel-Quintos, Jaime; Espinosa, José A.; Barba, Cecilio; de-Pablos-Heredero, Carmen. 2016. "A Methodological Approach to Evaluate Livestock Innovations on Small-Scale Farms in Developing Countries." Future Internet 8, no. 2: 25.
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