Assessment of Marketing and Challenges of Goat Production in Zala Woreda, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia

Amare Migibe


The study was conducted in Zala district with the objective of assessing marketing and challenges of goat production. Formal types of survey were used on 90 respondents to collect data through structured questionnaires. Goat marketing systems in the study area were eye ball estimation (50%), live weigh basis (13.33%), broker (11.11%) and by buyers and sellers’ agreement (25.56%). Goat production is the major means of livelihood for the farmers in the study area. However, the production problems were disease or health problem (34.5%), feed shortage (13.3%), poor quality of goat, (22%), poor of extension services (10%), water shortage (8%), lack of credit services (7.8%) and poor market information (4.4%) are the major important constraints of goat production in the study area. It was concluded that it need good extension and credit services and other improved breed of goat has vital role for production in the study area.

Keywords: constraints, marketing, goat

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