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Poverty and Livestock Agriculture

Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock









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    Integrated Poverty Assessment of Livestock Promotion: The Case of Viet Nam
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
    2005
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    The main theme of this paper is that livestock production can make a significant contribution to the livelihoods of the poor and offers substantial scope for expansion to alleviate poverty. This potential is far from being realized, however, and there is much wider scope for the promotion of livestock, especially among poor rural communities, by national and international policy makers.
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    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock. Pro-Poor Livestock Policies: Which Poor to Target? 2004
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    As the majority of the rural poor keep livestock and markets for livestock products are rapidly growing, supporting smallholder livestock production and marketing can make a significant contribution to the livelihoods of the poor and offers substantial scope for expansion to alleviate poverty. This potential is far from being realized, however, and there is much wider scope for the promotion of livestock, especially among poor rural communities, by national and international policy makers.
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    Integrated Poverty Assessment of Livestock Promotion: An Example From Viet Nam
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
    2010
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    In this report, we apply a suite of new data and empirical methods to demonstrate how livestock can make a significant contribution to the livelihoods of the poor. This potential is far from being realized, however, and there is much wider scope for the promotion of livestock, especially among poor rural communities. Using new techniques, we show how information distilled from a variety of sources can be combined in an empirical approach termed ‘integrated poverty assessment of livestock promoti on’ (IPALP). This technique elucidates the role of livestock in poverty alleviation and economic growth generally, strengthening the basis of evidence for policies that can better support pro-poor development. Using a very detailed new national Social Accounting Matrix and a dynamic Calibrated General Equilibrium Model, policy experiments are conducted to assess the impact of an economy-wide policy of trade liberalization, with and without concomitant livestock promotion. Our results reveal the complex indirect linkages between globalization and rural poverty alleviation. Generally speaking, the poor may not benefit directly from traditional export oriented development strategies, but by marketing food to rising income urbanites, they can participate in national growth more effectively.

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