5-6 November 2013. Accra, Ghana. Furthering livestock value chain research, Bridging the Research Gap between Household Analysis and Policy Modeling.
The conference aimed to:
- establish strong and functional linkages between livestock value chain and impact analysis on the one hand and sectoral, general equilibrium, and other economic modelling on the other.
- identify and advocate pro-poor livestock policy as it emerges from existing analysis
Participants from research or development agencies with an interest in the empirical specification of agricultural policy attended.
Speakers and presentations included:
- “Livestock in development: challenges in policy advocacy and the role of economic analysis” – D. Baker
- “The application of microeconomic and value chain analyses in ex ante multi-market modelling and implications for policy analysis and advocacy: a synthesis of views” – D. Enahoro
- “How pastoralists perceive and respond to market opportunities: The case of the Horn of Africa” – P. Little
- “Measurement of competitiveness in smallholder livestock systems and emerging policy advocacy: an application to Botswana” – P. Malope, S. Bahta
- “Economic analysis of non-livestock production in agro-pastoral areas: The peanut value chain in the Ferlo (Senegalese Sahel)” – A. Wane, I. Toure, A. D. Mballo, C. I. Nokho, A. Konaté
- “Understanding gender relations in livestock value chains” – M. Mboo-Tchouawou
- “Analysis of animal health interventions for policy analysis and advocacy” – M. Fadiga, H. Katjiuongua
- “Application of an agricultural sector model to the assessment of advances in animal health and livestock feed technologies” – D. Enahoro
- “Incorporating micro-level data in multi-market CGE: the case of livestock in Africa” – C. Kuhlgatz
- “From global economic modelling to household level analyses of food security and sustainability: How big is the gap” – M. van Wijk
- “Effects of climate change on feed availability and the implications for the livestock sector” – P. Havlik
- “Integrating livestock into agricultural multi-market models: The example of IMPACT” – S. Msangi, D. Enahoro, M. Herrero