This study describes the economic situation of duck breeders' households under traditional rearing system in relation to decision making in production, time use allocation, income and consumption. The objective of the study was to observe the duck business contribution to the family income and the relationship of factors affecting the economy of the duck farmer's family. This study was carried out in Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, with focus on 5 districts of high duck populations. The study used a survey method collecting data through interviews, questioner, and from related services/institutions. A hundred duck farmer households were selected using purposive method sampling. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and econometric modeling. The duck farm business, based upon the revenue structure of the farmer's family, gave the highest contribution. The effect of economic factors of duck farmer's family indicated that duck farming under traditional system influenced the labor allocation and the production cost which would eventually affect the egg production, the duck business income, the family income, the consumption and the family savings.
|Journal||Livestock Research for Rural Development|
|State||Published - 2014|
- Traiditional rearing system