GIZ MAWF Survey on the Status of bush feed production and practices in Namibia

The survey is voluntary and the information that you give will be treated in absolute confidentiality. It will be used to prepare reports and inform policy, but will not include any specific names. There will be no way to identify that you gave this information without your prior consent. Your time in filling this questionnaire will be highly appreciated and valued.

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* 1. Contact information

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* 2. When did you first start using bush feed? (year e.g. 1999)

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* 3. Have you produced it continuously since?

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* 4. What are the reasons that made you start using bushfeed?

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* 5. Which one are the most common encroacher species at your farm? 

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* 6. Which have you been using for bush feed?

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* 7. Why?

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* 8. How many animals do you feed on bushfeed?

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* 9. Do you see bush feed as an option to feed your animals year around or just during drought periods?

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* 10. Do you add supplements to the milled bush?

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* 11. Which supplements do you use?

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* 12. Do you know of other supplements that could potentially improve bush feed production?

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* 13. Do you use different rations (mixture) for different animals (heifer, calves, growing lambs, etc.)?

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* 14. Could you give the approximate proportions of the diet/diets? (% or Kg)

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* 15. Which growth rate do your growing CATTLE have when they are fed the current bushfeed/diet?

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* 16. If you feed it to sheep, which is the growth rate

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* 17. Which is the estimated cost for your current bush based feed (bushfeed + supplements? N$

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* 18. How do you break it down (labour, fuel, supplements...)?

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* 19. Which growth rate would you like your animals to have (g/day or kg/month)?(please specify animal (growing lamb, heifers..)

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* 20. How much would you be willing to pay for a diet that enables such a growth rate? (N$)

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* 21. How much would you be willing to pay for a survival ratio (no growth, just maintenance)? N$

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* 22. Do your animals usually graze or they are fed only on bushfeed? 

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* 23. How do you use it?

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* 24. Why do you use it like this?

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* 25. Do you use any conservation method?

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* 26. Which kind of machine do you use to cut the bush?

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* 27. Which machines do you use for milling and mixing?

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* 28. How much do you produce? Either per year, per day, per month...

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* 29. What stops you producing more?

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* 30. What issues do you face in production?

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