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A Farm Resource Allocation Problem: A Case Study of Model A2 Resettled Farmers in Bindura, Zimbabwe

F. Majeke1 , J. Majeke, N.T. Chabuka, J. Mufandaedza2 , M.D.Shoko3 , J. Chirima1 , T. Makoni1 & C. Matete1
1Mathematics & Computer Science Department, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe 2Faculty of Science, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe 3Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Abstract :

Small-scale resettled farmers are often faced with the problem of how to allocate resources. The objective of the farmers is to generate maximum income for their households subject to resource constraints. These farmers often solve this problem using traditional methods like trial and error methods, instinct and past experience. This does not guarantee optimal solutions. In this paper linear programming is applied to address this problem. A linear programming model is developed. Optimal crop patterns and optimal number of breeding sows are determined. The results obtained from using the linear programming model are compared with the results that are obtained from the traditional methods of trial and error used by the farmers. The strategies obtained by using linear programming yields more income than strategies obtained from trial and error methods. Results obtained so far reveal the optimal strategies that the farmer could have considered to realize more income. 

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A Case Study of Model A2 Resettled Farmers in Bindura, Zimbabwe

Date Deposited : 18 May 2016 20:30

Last Modified : 18 May 2016 20:30

Official URL: http://www.omicsonline.com/

Volume 2, Number 7, July 2013 , ISSN 2162-6359

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