Role of Research Results Applied and Services Providing Sectors in Rehabilitating, Improving and Developing Gum Arabic Sector of North Kordofan, Sudan

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Published: 2021-12-29

Page: 225-231


Abdel Aziz Elsaied Hussien Hamad *

Institution of gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obied, Sudan.

El Shifa Ali Merghani

College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Shambat, Sudan.

Tahani Mahmoud Amin

College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Shambat, Sudan.

Talaat Defalla Abdel Magid

Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan.

Muneer Elyas Siddig Eltahir

Institution of gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obied, Sudan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

There is abundance of Hashab trees in the Gum Arabic belt and plenty of gum Arabic researches were conducted, still there are information gaps in gum production, quality aspects, marketing and adoption of innovations tools.  The broad objective of this research was to assess the impact of gum Arabic researches results applied in improving and developing the gum Arabic sector in term of applied sunki in tapping is faster than axe, time of first picking after tapping, and agro- forestry services, packaging operation and efficacy of gum Arabic production researches techniques results on developing and improving of gum Arabic sector provided by different institutions in Sheikan and Um Ruwaba Localities - North Kordofan State, Sudan. The primary data was collected through face- to face interview with local farmers. A random sample of 265 respondents was selected from nine gum Arabic producers’ associations representing the two localities. Secondary data was obtained from thesis, journals, books, reports, web, and other relevant sources. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi- square and likert scale analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The main findings of the research are; there were significance relationship at (p= 0.05) between gum Arabic production techniques applied and gum yielding and quality with regards to sunki in tapping is faster than axe, agroforestry services and efficacy of gum Arabic production researches techniques results of Sheikan and Um Ruwaba localities. The result of binary logistic regression showed that extension and training services are the main determinants factor for adoption of gum Arabic techniques production. Drawing from the present empirical findings the sunki in tapping is faster than axe, and agro- forestry services and efficacy of gum Arabic production researches techniques results of Sheikan and Um Ruwaba localities. Research institutions and centers should produce training and extension messages.

Keywords: Tapping tools, tapping direction, agroforestry services, Acacia senegal, gum belt


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Hamad, A. A. E. H., Merghani, E. S. A., Amin, T. M., Magid, T. D. A., & Eltahir, M. E. S. (2021). Role of Research Results Applied and Services Providing Sectors in Rehabilitating, Improving and Developing Gum Arabic Sector of North Kordofan, Sudan. Asian Journal of Research and Review in Agriculture, 3(1), 225–231. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJRRA/article/view/1408

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