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Smallholder Farmers Decision to Cattle Vaccination and its Impact on Cattle Productivity: Evidence from Haramaya District, Oromia, Ethiopia

Beyan Ahmed
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Beyan Ahmed: School of Agricultural Economic and Agribusiness, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Haramaya University Ethiopia, Ethiopia.

International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research (IJEER), 2016, vol. 4, issue 8, 411-418

Abstract: Purpose: This study was aimed at analyzing vaccination and its impact on cattle productivity in Haramaya district using cross sectional data collected from randomly selected 180 sample households during year 2016 production season. Methodology: Propensity score matching was used to identify vaccination impact and to identify factors affecting smallholder farmers’ participation in cattle vaccination. Findings: The logistic regression estimation of factors affecting participation revealed that age, extension contact, education level, health center distance and distance to water sources significantly affected the participation decision of households in cattle vaccination. Results showed that participation in vaccination has a significant, positive effect on households’ milk and total cattle incomes. Accordingly, vaccination has increased farm households milk and total cattle benefit nearly by 30.78 % and 26.4 % respectively. Recommendations: Therefore, policy makers should give due emphasis to the aforementioned variables to increase participation in cattle vaccination and improve the livelihood of rural households.

Keywords: Vaccination; impact; cattle productivity and propensity score matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H75 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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