Impact of Community based breeding program on performance of and income from small ruminants in Ethiopia
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Girma Kassie, Aynalem Haile, Woinishet Asnake, Yonatan Desalegn, Barbara Rischkowsky. (24/12/2021). Impact of Community based breeding program on performance of and income from small ruminants in Ethiopia.
This report presents effects of community based breeding program (CBBP) on small ruminant fertility, mortality, offtake, earnings per head of animal, and consumption expenditure. We used a two-wave panel dataset on 555 households in four different livestock production systems and estimated Doubly Robust Difference in Differences models. The results show that CBBP has improved fertility of small ruminants, offtake [market supply], and income from small ruminants. The effects reported here are broader and larger in magnitude than an earlier report on the same data but using different formulations of the difference in differences estimator. This report is part of a continuous effort that aims at comprehensively quantifying the different impacts of CBBP in Ethiopia. A separate set of analysis on a bigger dataset will follow before consolidating the national level report.