Prominence of goat milk consumption and determinants of attitudes towards the milk in five agro-ecological zones of Zimbabwe

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This study determined the prominence and determinants of attitudes towards goat milk consumption in agro-ecological zones I to V of Zimbabwe. Data were collected from 545 households and analyzed using SPSS. Generally, milk was consumed at least twice a week (71.8%) especially in regions III and V. Goat (61.7%) and cow (100%) milk consumption was high though cow milk was preferred (57.3%). Higher percentage (67.4%) of respondents above 36 years and those possessing 1-5 cattle and 1-5 goats were associated with likelihood of consuming goat milk. Major causes of negativity were lack of habit (41%), flavor attributes (27%) and nonavailability of goat milk (23%).
Cette étude visait à déterminer l’importance et les déterminants des attitudes envers la consommation de lait de chèvre dans les zones agro-écologiques I à V au Zimbabwe. Les données ont été recueillies auprès de 545 foyers et analysées en utilisant le logiciel SPSS. En général, le lait était consommé au moins deux fois par semaine (71,8%) spécialement dans les régions III et V. La consommation de lait de chèvre (61,7%) et de vache (100%) a été élevée bien que le lait de vache a été préféré (57,3%). Le pourcentage plus élevé (67,4%) des répondants de plus de 36 ans et ceux qui possèdent 1 à 5 bétails et 1 à 5 chèvres ont été associés à une probabilité de consommer du lait de chèvre. Les principales causes de la négativité sont le manque d’habitude (41%), attributs de la saveur (27%) et la non-disponibilité du lait de chèvre (23%).
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2010
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Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Printed resource
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1133-1137
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second 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 stakeholders 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. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Science"