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Investigating the Role of Poultry in Livelihoods and the Impact of HPAI in Ethiopia

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Type of Publication:
Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Type of Risk:
Managerial & operational
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
Gezahegn Ayele; Dorene Asare-Marfo; Ekin Birol; Devesh Roy

This brief summarizes a study that (i) investigated factors that affect participation in small-scale poultry production and profiled those households most likely to be poultry producers and those most likely to keep larger flocks, and (ii) assessed the potential impact of HPAI supply and demand shocks on a livelihood outcome, namely, livestock wealth. Such information is expected to assist in the design of efficient, effective, and equitable interventions for the control and mitigation of potential HPAI outbreaks and associated shocks. The study used data from the most recent nationally representative Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure (HICE 2004-2005) and econometric models.