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dc.contributor.authorRahman, S
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-12T14:10:05Z
dc.date.available2018-01-12T14:10:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-11
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472
dc.identifier.otherARTN 12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/10568
dc.description.abstract

This paper determines the influence of agroecological, land-elevation and socioeconomic factors in the raising of different types of livestock in Bangladesh using nationwide sub-district level data from two Agriculture and Livestock Censuses of 1996 and 2008, by applying a simultaneous equations model. Results reveal that socioeconomic, land-elevation and agroecological factors exert significant but varied influence on the type of livestock raised by householders. The number of cattle, goat/sheep and poultry raised per household are significantly higher for medium and small farms as well as for wage-labour households. Cattle raised per household is significantly higher for non-farm households, whereas poultry raised is significantly lower. Gross-cropped area, literacy rate and research and development (R&D) investment significantly influence the number of cattle raised per household, whereas population density negatively influences the number of goat and poultry raised per household. The number of cattle and goat/sheep raised per household is significantly higher in the Old Himalayan Floodplain, whereas poultry-raising is significantly higher in the Eastern Hills and seven other agroecologies. Raising all types of livestock is significantly lower in low-lying areas. The number of cattle raised per household is significantly higher at high land elevation, but significantly lower in medium-low land and low-lying areas. On the other hand, the number of goat/sheep and poultry raised per household is significantly higher in medium-high land areas and significantly lower in low-lying areas. The policy implications of these results will be relevant to investments in R&D, education, tenurial reform and measures to promote different types of livestock suited to specific agroecology and land-elevation levels.

dc.format.extent12-12
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.subjectlivestock
dc.subjectagroecological characteristics
dc.subjectsocioeconomic factors
dc.subjectsimultaneous equations model
dc.subjectthree-stage least squares regression
dc.subjectBangladesh
dc.titleAgroecological, Land-Elevation and Socioeconomic Determinants of Raising Livestock in Bangladesh
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.issue1
plymouth.volume8
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/agriculture
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalAgriculture
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agriculture8010012
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-08
dc.identifier.eissn2077-0472
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-11
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