Evolution of urban chicken consumption in Southern countries: a comparison between Haiti and Cameroon
AbstractSince the beginning of 2000s, in order to let poor people accede to meat consumption, several developing countries have opened their domestic chicken market to foreign imports, by reducing import tariffs. Thus local chicken meat competes with frozen pieces of chicken imported from the European Union or America, causing the loss of many jobs in the local chicken food chain. In order to highlight the determinants of urban consumer’s choice relative to chicken types, and assess the opportunity for local chicken to restore its market share, investigations have been done in 2005 and 2006, in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and at Port-au-Prince (Haiti) applied to 180 urban households in each country. While imported frozen pieces of chicken have almost entirely substituted for the local chicken which has already quite disappeared in Portau- Prince, Yaoundé consumers still prefer the local flesh chicken to the imported ones, at least for particular uses.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 43938.
Date of creation: 2008
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Chicken; urban consumption; developing countries; globalisation; Cameroon; Haiti.; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;
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- NEP-ALL-2008-11-25 (All new papers)
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