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Employment and income effects of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda: Evidence from cattle value chain

Fehintola Oyebola (Department of Economics & Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Evans S. Osabuohien (Department of Economics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
Barnabas Olusegun Obasaju (Department of Economics & Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria) (Department of Economics, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria)

African Journal of Economic and Management Studies

ISSN: 2040-0705

Article publication date: 16 August 2019

Issue publication date: 11 June 2020

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

It employs a research approach that uses key informant interviews and structured questionnaire in garnering needed information from cattle farms, abattoirs and merchant.

Findings

The results suggest that with some minimal supports, employment creation and income generation can be improved.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Publishing Limited

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