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Title: The contribution of live stock production to household income and food security in Danko Communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana
Authors: Santaa, Francis Anyaara
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2016
Abstract: The survey is aimed at assessing the contribution of Livestock production to household income and food security in the lives of the people of Danko Community. The research revealed that the most common livestock kept in Danko Community was fowl and followed by goat. And livestock contribute positively to total household income. The research indicates that, livestock production contributes to food security. This was ascertained through the use of Pearson correlation which depicted a strong positive correlation. Nevertheless, the research revealed that livestock farmers face the following challenges disease infestation, poor pricing, poor breeds, inadequate veterinary officers among others. The following points are worth noting. Most of the livestock farmers in Danko Community are illiterates. Livestock production contributes to a sustainable livelihood in Danko Community. The dominant animal kept in Danko Community is fowl. Livestock farmers face a lot of challenges like disease infestation, poor breeds of livestock, and inadequate veterinary officers among others. Livestock production increases household income and therefore individuals, government and Nongovernmental organizations should give much attention to the sector in order to reduce food insecurity and improve households’ income.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Economics in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of MSc. Economics, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9608
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