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dc.contributorAlary, Veroniqueen_US
dc.contributorDaburon, Annabelleen_US
dc.contributorAli, Ahmeden_US
dc.contributorOsman, Mona Abd El-Zaheren_US
dc.contributorSalah, Ehaben_US
dc.contributorAdel M. Aboul-Naga, Adelen_US
dc.contributorEitedal, Hassanen_US
dc.contributorAbdel Aziz, Adelen_US
dc.contributorDutilly-Diane, Celineen_US
dc.creatorMartin, Vincenten_US
dc.identifier.citationVincent Martin, Veronique Alary, Annabelle Daburon, Ahmed Ali, Mona Abd El-Zaher Osman, Ehab Salah, Adel Adel M. Aboul-Naga, Hassan Eitedal, Adel Abdel Aziz, Celine Dutilly-Diane. (7/2/2020). Food Security, Poverty and Diversification: Relative Contribution of Livestock Activities on Small-scale Farms in Egypt. African Studies Quarterly, 19 (1), pp. 1-24.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe often-cited means to reduce poverty in rural areas is to push the sustainable intensification of the agricultural sector or to favor a livelihood diversification strategy. However, rural households that invest their resources in multiple domains can achieve contrasting livelihood returns and benefits. The present paper explores the contribution of livestock activities, especially dairy, in the various livelihood strategies of rural households, based on an evaluation of revenue repartition, poverty level, and nutrient input in the diverse households, using a simulation tool at the farm household level. Our research was carried out in a case study on the viability of rural households in the governorate of Beni Suef (Middle Egypt). The results show that the diversification of activities towards cropping activities and off-farm jobs in the household contributed more to poverty reduction than dairy activities. Householders with small herds and land access benefited weakly from milk price increases and more generally, from a specialization of dairy activities due to structural constraints. This calls for identifying new rural policies for smallscale (less than 2.5ha) units that represent more than 90 percent of family farms in Egypt. Notably, new job opportunities and diversification should be developed along the agrofood value chain process.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Florida, Center for African Studiesen_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; Non-commercial educational use onlyen_US
dc.sourceAfrican Studies Quarterly;19,(2020) Pagination 1,24en_US
dc.subjectrural householden_US
dc.subjectdairy activityen_US
dc.subjectmilk pricesen_US
dc.titleFood Security, Poverty and Diversification: Relative Contribution of Livestock Activities on Small-scale Farms in Egypten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAlary, Veronique: 0000-0003-4844-5423en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe French Agricultural Research Center for International Development - CIRADen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research Center, Animal Production Research Institute - ARC - APRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe French Agricultural Research Center for International Development, UMR: Markets, Organizations, Institutions and Stakeholders Strategies - CIRAD - UMR MOISAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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