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Table 2 Importance of livestock to farmers in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

From: Assessment of the traditional goat production systems in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

Subcategory/Farmers Shanway Kafr El Hema Sakyet Abu Sha’ra Samalay Kafr El Pharaonia Mean ± SE %
No.* No.* No.* No.* No.*
Crop farming 15 18 12 16 18 15.80 ± 1.113 79
Livestock 14 16 16 14 17 15.40 ± 0.600 77
Buffalo 12 13 8 10 12 11.00 ± 0.894 55
Local cattle 8 11 6 12 10 9.40 ± 1.077 47
Crossbred cattle 8 7 4 6 6 6.20 ± 0.663 31
Sheepa 12 15 14 12 15 13.60 ± 0.678 68
Goatsb 16 14 15 15 16 15.20 ± 0.374 76
Donkeys 5 6 2 5 4 4.40 ± 0.969 22
Other (chickens, ducks, and rabbits) 14 17 15 14 14 14.80 ± 0.583 74
  1. Multiple responses were possible, so the sum of percentages is not 100
  2. aBaladi, Rahmani, and Ossimi
  3. bBaladi