Improving livestock marketing and intra-regional trade in West Africa
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Improving livestock marketing and intra-regional trade in West Africa determing appropriate economic incentives and policy framework by T. O. William

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Published by International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


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It analyses the economic, institutional and policy constraints to livestock marketing and trade to provide a basis for new policy interventions to improve market efficiency and intra-regional livestock trade.

Edition Notes

StatementT.O. William, B. Spycher and I. Okike
ContributionsSpycher, Boris, 1966-, Okike, I.
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 CD-ROM
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25192885M
ISBN 109291461849
LC Control Number2009319985

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Request PDF | On Jan 1, , T.O. Williams and others published Improving livestock marketing and intra-regional trade in West Africa: Determining appropriate economic incentives and policy. Improving livestock marketing and intra-regional trade in West Africa: determining appropriate economic incentives and policy framework Author Williams, T.O.,Spycher, B.,Okike, I. Improving livestock marketing and intra-regional trade in. Besides improving productivity, livestock rearing in West Africa shall increasingly face policy and technical challenges. It is essential to support national and regional trade and agricultural policies that encourage the promotion of domestic animal product produc- tion.

Key points • Regional cross-border transfer costs for cattle are three times higher than the equivalent transfer of beef from Europe to West Africa’s coast. • Transport and handling costs in cross-border trade account for 40 to 60 per cent of all marketing costs, excluding the pur- chase price of cattle. Similar costs in-country (i.e. within national borders) are roughly two and half.   Fabien Tondel and Bruce Byiers, ECDPM blog, 4 April Livestock production and trade accounts for a large part of the agri-food economy and intra-regional trade in West Africa. Livestock products contribute to food security and nutrition, as sources of .   ''M. Burfisher and M. Missiaen, Intraregion- al Trade in West Africa, USDA, Washing- ton, DC, 31bid. Historically, intraregional trade in West Africa consisted primarily of export flows from the Sahel of products such as cotton and groundnut oil, and livestock flows, consisting primarily of animals on hoof, to the coastal countries. 3 "Despite persistent barriers, intra-regional trade flows have increased. Long-distance trade flows, e.g. between Sahelian and coastal countries, have a long tradition and are often.

In West Africa, ILRI has offices in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria with the office in Burkina Faso serving as the regional hub. For this region, ILRI’s major objectives are: To sustainably intensify smallholder crop-livestock production systems through innovative livestock practices thereby improving productivity, food security and nutrition. Increasing the contribution of livestock to the GDP and successfully exploiting intra-regional trade opportunities requires, first and foremost, an increase in livestock production and offtakes by small-scale farmers in each of the SADC countries. This increase in production can be achieved through the following three recommendations. from the Sahel and West Africa. There is a gap that needs to be bridged between food consumption patterns and animal product marketing systems. Obstacles to Cattle Trade in the Sahel and West Africa (SWA) SWA countries must respond to the urgent need to improve .   In West Africa, long and complex livestock value chains connect producers mostly in the Sahel with consumption basins in urban areas and the coast. Regional livestock trade is highly informal and, despite recent efforts to understand animal movement patterns in the region, remains largely unrecorded. Using CILSS’ database on intraregional livestock trade, we built yearly and .