The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the development of cattle value chain can influence employment creation and income of both cattle farmers and merchants. The study focusses on cattle farmers in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States where there are the largest cattle farms and live cattle merchants in Southern Nigeria.
It employs a research approach that uses key informant interviews and structured questionnaire in garnering needed information from cattle farms, abattoirs and merchant.
The results suggest that with some minimal supports, employment creation and income generation can be improved.
None of the reviewed empirical studies is specific to the cattle value chain in South Western Nigeria. Among other values, the study identifies employment and income opportunities in corporate and non-corporate farms in the cattle value chain in South Western Nigeria.
Oyebola, F., Osabuohien, E.S. and Obasaju, B.O. (2020), "Employment and income effects of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda: Evidence from cattle value chain", African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 317-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJEMS-12-2018-0402
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