Public Transfers and Communal Cattle Marketing Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Botswana

A two-step (probit-truncated regression) model is used to examine the influence of public transfers on communal cattle marketing decisions in Botswana. Results show that publicly provided pensions reduce the probability of selling cattle but have no effect on the number of cattle sold. Government food rations and paid employment (which includes employment in a Public Works Program) reduce both the probability of selling cattle and the volume of cattle sold. Thus, public transfers are a disincentive to cattle marketing in Botswana, and they need to be targeted at poor households to minimize their adverse effects on the cattle industry.


Editor(s):
Epperson, James
Escelante, Cesar
Subject(s):
Issue Date:
2012-2012-2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0738-8950
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of Agribusiness, Volume 30, Number 1
Page range:
87-106




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