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Livestock interventions and farmer welfare in sub-Saharan Africa: A panel data analysis from Togo

A.E. Weyori, H. Waibel and S. Liebenehm

No 277379, 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia from International Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: Using a panel data set of 445 small-scale cattle farm households in northern Togo, this paper examines the impact of disease control interventions on cattle productivity, household welfare, poverty and vulnerability. We employ difference in difference analysis to examine the impact on livestock productivity, consumption per capita and stochastic poverty and vulnerability to future poverty. We find a positive impact on improving cattle productivity, income and consumption per capita. Our results also show positive poverty reduction effects of the interventions as well as a reduction in vulnerability to poverty. We can show that the interventions have positive smoothening effects on household consumption and income. Our results are robust across different estimation specifications such as fixed effects and instrumental variable fixed effects models. Acknowledgement : Authors would like to thank the European Union Global Fund for Agricultural Research for Development for funding this research.

Keywords: Food; Security; and; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-07
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