Poultry production and rural poverty among small-scale farmers in Mzimba District of Malawi
AbstractThis paper evaluates the role of participating in poultry production on household income and rural poverty in Mzimba district, Malawi. The study utilizes cross-sectional farm level household data collected in 2011. The paper computes income-based poverty measures and investigates their sensitivity to the use of different poverty lines. Robust poverty comparisons across the poultry and non-poultry farmers reveal that poverty is in fact higher for the non-poultry compared to the poultry farmers. Thus, participating in poultry production has a significant positive impact on household income and poverty reduction.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 43964.
Date of creation: Aug 2012
Date of revision: Sep 2012
Publication status: Published in Livestock Research for Rural Development 9.24(2012): pp. 179
FGT; Poverty; Small-scale poultry production; stochastic dominance;
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- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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- NEP-AGR-2013-01-26 (Agricultural Economics)
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