Multi-scale assessment of the livestock sector for policy design in Zambia uri icon

abstract

  • While livestock constitute a strategic sector to reduce poverty and enhance growth in developing countries, decision makers often lack data reflecting the diversity of livestock functions and systems. We therefore mobilised the Livestock Sector Investment Policy Toolkit to assess the economic contributions of livestock in Zambia. Valuing their plural contributions by system, we found that mixed rainfed systems were the main contributors to added value, even if specialised intensive systems provided around 45% of meat and milk production. Demand-oriented policies promoting intensive systems would not have the same effects on economic growth as growth-oriented policies focusing on smallholder mixed farming. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The Society for Policy Modeling.

publication date

  • 2020
  • 2020