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Research, Policy and Practice

Table 7 Perceived market challenges faced by the beneficiaries of the Nguni Cattle Project in Eastern Cape

From: Herd dynamics, production and marketing constraints in the commercialization of cattle across Nguni Cattle Project beneficiaries in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Market challenges Number of beneficiaries (%)
  Amathole (No. = 60) OR Tambo (No. = 16) Joe Gqabi (No. = 5) Alfred Nzo (No. = 14) Chris Hani (No. = 13) Sarah Baartman (No. = 12) Total (No. = 120)
Lack of transportation 3 (4.7) 1 (6.3) 0 (0) 1 (7.2) 2 (12.5) 3 (25) 10 (8.3)
Inability to meet market standards 20 (33.3) 1 (6.3) 1 (10) 4 (28.6) 4 (33.3) 0 (0) 30 (25)
Undesirable breed by the market 11 (18.6) 0 (0) 4 (90) 0 (0) 2 (16.7) 0 (0) 17 (14.2)
Few cattle numbers 23 (38.3) 9 (56) 0 (0) 6 (42.8) 4 (33.3) 8 (70) 50 (41.7)
Market distance 1 (1.8) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 1 (3.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (2.5)
Lack of market information 2 (3.3) 4 (28.2) 0 (0) 2 (17.8) 1 (4.2) 1 (5) 10 (8.3)