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Table 1 List of qualitative variables used in the MCA

From: Characterisation of smallholders’ goat production systems in the Fatick area, Senegal

Variables Codes Modalities
Educational level Educ Educ1 = literacy
Educ2 = primary
Educ3 = secondary
Educ4 = quranic
Buck breed Breed Breed 1 = local
Breed 2 = crossbred
Breed 3 = exotic
Grazing modes GrazMod Mod 1 = mixed crop-livestock system
Mod 2 = herding and tethering
Mod 3 = free grazing
Animal housing House House 0 = homeless
House 1 = shelters
Milk processing Proc Proc 0 = no process
Proc 1 = curdled milk
Proc 2 = cheese and yoghurt
Milking milk milk 0 = no milking
Milk 1 = milking
Motivation to keeping goat Motivation Motivation 1 = cash income and self-consumption (milk and/or meat)
Motivation 2 = milk
Motivation 3 = both
Birth size BSize Single birth
Double birth
Common diseases Disease Disease 1 = respiratory disease
Disease 2 = digestive disease
Disease 3 = skin disease
Disease 4 = parasitic disease
Bovine keeping Bov Bov 0 = keep cattle?
Bov 1 = no bovine
Sheep keeping Sheep Sheep 0 = keep sheep
Sheep 1 = no sheep
Household size HSize Small, 1 to 5 members
Medium, 6 to 10 members
Large, > 10 members