SUPPLY OF LIVE CA TILE AND OF BEEF IN NAMIBIA

In terms or employment generation, natural resource use, exports, contribution to the gross domestic product and relative importance in the diet, the beer industry is Namibia's most important agricultural sector. Beer production fluctuates due to its dependence on Namibia's environment which is characterized by unpredictable weather, periodical droughts, political and structural changes, distorted market signals and lack or clear incentives for change. Namibia was divided into sixteen homogeneous ecological and veterinarian areas. Supply response or beef is analysed in each area by using multiple regression techniques on biological and economic time series data. Results show that the producers' price of beef docs not generally play a major role in the supply response of beef. Environmental factors and cattle numbers play a major role in determining the annual number of cattle marketed. Deficiencies in the marketing systems for beef contribute to environmental problems and resource degradation. Beef production should be based on knowledge of market outlets and on high standards or farm management. Attention should be given to the removal of impediments to the creation of new markets that would allocate resources effectively and produce net benefits to the society.


Issue Date:
1990-12-1990-12-1990-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 29, Issue 4
Page range:
347-351




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