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Livestock for the poor: under what conditions?


  • Britta Augsburg

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute for Fiscal Studies)


This study evaluates an intervention in the dairy subsector by an Indian livelihood promotion institution and conducts a detailed analysis of the main cost and benefit factors of the activity. Two rounds of data are available which allows for the comparison of impacts and costs and benets under different circumstances - a relatively good year as well as one officially declared as a drought period. Results suggest that the programme is benecial but impacts cannot be sustained under the macro shock. Looking at the main cost factors reveals that fodder availability was a major problem. The results help to suggest an improved programme design.

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  • Britta Augsburg, 2011. "Livestock for the poor: under what conditions?," IFS Working Papers W11/21, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:11/21

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    1. Britta Augsburg, 2009. "The impact of a dairy intervention in rural India: evidence from realised outcomes and expected returns to investment," Journal of Development Effectiveness, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(2), pages 147-170, June.
    2. Coleman, Brett E., 1999. "The impact of group lending in Northeast Thailand," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(1), pages 105-141, October.
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    1. Orazio Attanasio & Britta Augsburg, 2014. "Holy Cows or Cash Cows?," NBER Working Papers 20304, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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