International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Obstacles to Camel Production in North Kordofan State - Sudan
Professor Adil Salim Elsheikh, Mohammedeen Ali Alamin

Abstract
This study was carried out to identify some of the obstacles to camel production in the desert of North Kordofan state. The study also exhorts the authorities to strive and struggle to solve these obstacles. An interview was made with 117 camels’ owners in three areas of the state depending on the number of herds in each area (Elobeid =29, Hajiz=15, Mazroub=74). The answers were recorded onto a questionnaire consisting of 10 simple close ended questions to be answered with yes or no. The questionnaire was filled correctly (recovery rate 100%). The results of this study showed that the camels’ breeding in the desert of North Kordofan is hampered with many emerging and increasing obstacles. The most serious obstacles are scarcity of pasture, water, veterinary service and ignorance. These obstacles vary significantly (p<0.05) from place to place. In conclusion the camels’ herders in north Kordofan complain of serious obstacles that might lead to the demise of their herds and threat them with displacement in future. The local and central authorities should pay attention to the gravity and seriousness of ignorance of the nomads and their herds.

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