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Poverty transition through targeted programme: the case of Bangladesh Poultry Model


  • Akter, Shaheen
  • Farrington, John


Poverty transition through a capacity development programme called the Bangladesh Poultry Model is assessed using self-assessment dimension in a quasi experiment framework. Current poverty situation is compared with money metric measure. The programme involves longer term intervention towards building the strength of stakeholders such as government department, NGOs, village organisations and women beneficiaries. A number of key questions related to poverty transition through poultry based activities, heterogeneity in livelihood choice and its impact on household welfare, extent of poverty reduction etc. are answered for policy recommendations. Data are drawn from a survey of 400 beneficiary households in 2006; about 50% of them are survivors in the programme. Poverty profiles, transition matrices and regression analysis using asset-base framework are used to analyse data. Results are discussed along with recommendations and policy implications. Adaptation of the programme in several countries is also reviewed briefly using published information to discuss wider implications.

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  • Akter, Shaheen & Farrington, John, 2008. "Poverty transition through targeted programme: the case of Bangladesh Poultry Model," 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK 36765, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aes008:36765

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    1. Muhammad Mahboob Ali & Md. Moulude Hossain, 2012. "Problems and Prospects of Poultry Industry in Bangladesh: An Analysis," AIUB Bus Econ Working Paper Series AIUB-BUS-ECON-2012-01, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), Office of Research and Publications (ORP), revised Dec 2012.

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    Bangladesh; Poultry; Poverty; Asset-base Framework; O3; Q16;

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    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services


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