Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering
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Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Vol.1, No.1, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 25, 2015
Assessing Livelihood and Social Services in Wad Banda Locality, North Kordofan State, Sudan
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[01] Mohammed Abdalla Teabin, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zalingei, Zalingei town, Central Darfur State, Sudan.
[02] Mohamed A. Ibnouf, College of Agricultural studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum North, Sudan.
The main objective of the study is to assess livelihood and food security situation in Wad Banda Locality, North Kordofan State. The study used both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Primary data were collected through field survey conducted on June 2013 using questionnaire, group discussions, interview and observation. Agriculture considered as main livelihood activity for the majority of people in the area, besides animal raising, traditional gold mining recently, and taping of Hashab trees (Acacia Senegal) for Gum Arabic. In addition to that many people especially youth migrate to outside Sudan specially Libya and few of them migrate to Gulf countries. The study revealed that rain variability is the main problem facing farming activities in the area, besides traditional agricultural practices. The study recommends that more researches are needed for modernization of traditional rain-fed agriculture and traditional livestock system.
Livelihood, Traditional Agriculture, Social Services
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