Does Village Chickens Vaccination Raise Farmers’ Income? Evidence from Rural Mozambique
AbstractThis paper assesses the impact of chicken vaccination on farmers’ income. A dynamic simulation model, VIPOSIM, combined with benefit-cost techniques, was used ensuring that both, the dynamic aspects of village poultry production system and selection bias are addressed. The findings of this study reveal that, in general, Newcastle Disease (ND) control results in a considerable increase in farmers’ income. Economic profitability is not the underlying factor for low rates of chicken vaccination. To address adequately the adoption of ND control technology, the government should concentrate efforts on the strategies of extension and distribution of the vaccine.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil with number 130977.
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benefit-cost analysis; simulation model; Newcastle disease; economic impact; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Food Security and Poverty; Livestock Production/Industries; Production Economics; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;
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