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Exploring Critical Success Factors for Stakeholder Management in Small Ruminant Farming

Melissa A. Yusoff, Norsida Man, and Nolila M. Nawi
Department of Agribusiness and Economic Bio-resources, Universiti Putra Malysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Abstract—The aim of this study was to determine the Critical Success Factor (CSF) in small ruminant farming. A total 600 respondents were surveyed in the field. Face to face interviewed used as a method of this study. The results from factor analysis revealed that the small ruminant farming ranchers’ perspectives, thirteen (13) factors were extracted namely family support, government support and policies, labour, extension services, production system, farm management, feed sources, farm operation, neighborhood relationship, marketing, disease and prevention management, feed strategies and technical skill. All these factors family support, government support and policies, labour, extension services, production system and farm management were identified as critical successful factors among the respondents to perform success in small ruminant farming. 
 
Index Terms—critical success factor, goat, livestock industry, management, sheep

Cite: Melissa A. Yusoff, Norsida Man, and Nolila M. Nawi, "Exploring Critical Success Factors for Stakeholder Management in Small Ruminant Farming," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 239-246, December 2016. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.3.4.239-246
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