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Livestock's contribution to poverty alleviation : How to measure it?

Alary V., Corniaux C., Gautier D.. 2011. World Development, 39 (9) : p. 1638-1648.

The difficulty of valuation of livestock outputs has strong political and economic implications for farmers because policies require metrics. Based on a case study in Mali, this paper gives different estimations of the contribution of livestock to reducing poverty using different methods, from the most common measure-based approaches, that is, a financial approach, to an asset-based approach. The results show that the asset-based approach reflects the roles of livestock in terms of security (money cash) and vulnerability. But only a dynamic approach to indicators can account for the complex role of livestock in reducing poverty. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : Étude de cas; analyse économique; sociologie; population rurale; revenu; pauvreté; développement économique; pastoralisme; Élevage; mali; afrique

Thématique : Elevage - Considérations générales; Population rurale; Economie et politique du développement

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