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A Comparative Study Between tapping Acacia senegal by Sunki and Axe in West Kordofan, Sudan
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Volume 5, 2018
Issue 1 (January)
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Authors
[1]
Abdel Aziz Elsaid Hussien Hamad, Institute of Gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obied, Sudan.
[2]
Abdelmoneim Awadallah Babiker, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan.
[3]
Awad Elkarim Suliman Osman Khalifa, Institute of Gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obied, Sudan.
[4]
Muneer Elyas Siddig Eltahir, Institute of Gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obied, Sudan.
[5]
Abdelatief Hassan Ibrahim, Department of Agricultural Economic, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan.
Abstract
The broad objective of this research was to compare between Sunki and traditional Axe (as tapping tool for Acacia senegal trees) in term of gum Arabic production, number of trees tapped per day, hazard facing the producers in tapping process and the influence of each tapping tool in the productive age of trees in the gum gardens of En Nahud Locality- West Kordofan State, Sudan. The primary data was collected through face-to-face interview with local farmers, group discussions with key informants, and observations. A random sample of 102 respondents was selected from six villages representing the locality. Secondary data was obtained from thesis, journals, books, reports, web, and other relevant sources. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square, t-test and binary logistic regression analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The main findings of the research are; there were significant differences at (p=0.05) between Sunki and traditional tapping tool (axe) with regards to gum production, number of trees tapped per day, hazard facing the producers when dealing with tree and the influence of each tool in the productive age of trees in the gum garden of En Nahud Locality. The result of binary logistic regression showed that extension and training service are the main determinants factor for adoption of Sunki. Drawing from the present empirical findings the Sunki was preferred tapping in the gum gardens of En- Nahud Locality.
Keywords
Agricultural Technology, Tapping Tools, Gum Arabic, Acacia senegl, Sudan
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