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GTAP Resource #4461

"Modelling the economic contribution of livestock to households in African countries - what data do we have and what do we still need?"
by Gonzalez–Mellado, Aida, Christian Kuhlgatz and Petra Salamon


Given the on-going global trend of rising consumption of animal products, one main question for African economies is the role that livestock keeping households play within this international context. The application of existing quantitative analytical models mostly requires the availability of specific data information. However, for some developing economies this data required to perform particular analyses may not always be collected or estimated. This paper screens current features of livestock production systems in African countries followed by households and gives hints on how these features can be integrated properly into Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. We found several approaches already developed which represent an important starting point to assess the importance of livestock holding for households in a CGE framework. Finally this paper draws on future adjustments to the requirements of CGE models, to capture the special characteristics of livestock kept by households in African countries. These approaches could become a crucial policy studies linking African households with international livestock markets.

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Category: 2014 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Dakar, Senegal
Date: 2014
Created: Gonzalez–Mellado, A. (4/15/2014)
Updated: Gonzalez–Mellado, A. (4/15/2014)
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- Baseline development
- Economic analysis of poverty
- Labor market issues
- Agricultural policies
- Other data bases and data issues
- Africa (Central)
- Africa (East)
- Africa (Southern)
- Africa (West)

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