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dc.contributor.authorItty, P.
dc.contributor.authorRowlands, G.J.
dc.contributor.authorMorkramer, G.
dc.contributor.authorDefly, A.
dc.contributor.authorD'Ieteren, G.D.M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T06:59:55Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T06:59:55Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationAgricultural Systems;47(4): 473-491
dc.identifier.issn0308-521X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/28097
dc.description.abstractTrypanosomiasis, a disease transmitted by the tsetse fly, is a major constraint to livestock production and mixed farming in Africa. This study examines the economics of the village production of trypanotolerant cattle recently introduced in an affected area of Togo that was previously virtually devoid of cattle. Social-level economic and private-level financial analyses are performed using a herd model. The results show that cattle production was profitable to society and to cattle owners but that private returns were especially vulnerable in alterations in costs of inputs, e.g. cattle purchase, veterinary care. Private returns were only greater than the opportunity cost of capital because such inputs were highly subsidised. Foreign financed subsidies did not enhance farmers' participation in the development process and distorted the incentive structure. In countries such as Togo where trypanotolerant breeds are available, importation of N,Dama cattle would need careful appraisal as the costs incurred depress social returns.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAgricultural Systems
dc.subjectTOGO
dc.subjectCATTLE
dc.subjectTRYPANOTOLERANCE
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
dc.subjectECONOMIC ANALYSIS
dc.subjectMARKETS
dc.subjectPRICES
dc.subjectCOSTS
dc.titleThe economics of recently introduced village cattle production in a tsetse affected area. (II): Trypanotolerant cattle in southern Togo
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriCATTLE
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0308-521X(95)92111-I
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryTOGO


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