PRAGACC: A System to Identify Vulnerabilities and Classify Livestock Farms

  • Zoe G. Acosta Gutiérrez Center for Environmental Research, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Guillermo E. Guevara Viera Center for Animal Production and Development Research, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Uni- versity of Camagüey, Cuba
  • José M. Plasencia Fraga Center for Environmental Research, Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

PRAGACC is a system designed to classify cattle units, determine their weaknesses and make decisions to miti- gate them. This system is composed of two matrixes or subsystems: (I) natural resources and (II) other resources. Each matrix comprises the following variables: microclimate (A), soil (B), hydrology (C), flora and vegetation (D), and on-production animals (E) for subsystem I, and economy (F), production (G), and human resources (H) for subsystem II. Variables are determined according to 26 and 28 components for subsystems I and II, respectively. Criteria to evaluate each variable were gathered by applying a 34-question inquiry to a farmer from the studied cattle unit. A previously fixed value for each answer according to the questions contributed to the answer-related components and these, in turn, to the variables. Units classification under a subsystem depends on the number of variables showing any kind of weakness. This classification is useful in determining measures to be implemented and their priority.

Publicado
2018-11-12
Cómo citar
Acosta Gutiérrez, Z. G., Guevara Viera, G. E., & Plasencia Fraga, J. M. (2018). PRAGACC: A System to Identify Vulnerabilities and Classify Livestock Farms. Revista De Producción Animal, 25(2), 32-40. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/2547
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación