Assessment of Economic and Socio-economic Factors Affecting the Demand for Goats and Goat Meat in Malawi

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The general objective of this study is to assess the economic and socio-demographic factors affecting the demand for goats and goat meat in Malawi. Specifically, the project will: determine the levels of demand of goats and goat meat in urban and rural areas of Malawi; determine the major economic and sociodemographic factors affecting the demand of goat and goat meat in the various agro-geographic or regional locations of Malawi; and evaluate consumers response with respect to price changes of goats and goat meat relative to beef and potential effect of changing some of the factors affecting the demand.
L’objectif général de cette étude est d’évaluer les facteurs économiques et socio-démographiques qui influent sur la demande des chèvres et de la viande de chèvre au Malawi. D’une manière spéciale, le projet déterminera les niveaux de la demande des chèvres et de la viande de chèvre dans les milieux urbains et ruraux du Malawi, déterminera les principaux facteurs économiques et socio-démographiques qui influent sur la demande des chèvres et de la viande de chèvre dans les divers endroits agro-géographiques ou régionales du Malawi, et évaluera la réponse des consommateurs à l’égard des changements des prix des chèvres et de la viande de chèvre par rapport au boeuf et l’effet potentiel de changer certains facteurs qui influent sur la demande.
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Extended abstract under Enhancing Livestock Productivity
Date of publication: 
2012
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Region Focus: 
Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Enhancing Livestock Productivity.