The Impact of an Integrated Value Chain Intervention on Household Poultry Production in Burkina Faso: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1919

62 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020

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Jessica Leight

Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Josue Awonon

International Food Policy Research Institute

Abdoulaye Pedehombga

AfricSanté

Rasmané Ganaba

AfricSanté

Elena Martinez

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Jessica Heckert

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: April 15, 2020

Abstract

This article reports on a cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted in 120 villages in rural Burkina Faso evaluating a multifaceted intervention (SELEVER) that seeks to increase poultry production by delivering training in conjunction with the strengthening of village-level institutions providing veterinary and credit services to poultry farmers. The intervention is evaluated in a sample of 1,080 households surveyed following two years of program implementation. Households exposed to the intervention significantly increase their use of poultry inputs (veterinary services, enhanced feeds, and deworming), and report more poultry sold and higher revenue; however, there is no evidence of an increase in profits. This evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that the return to inputs in the poultry market may not be sufficient to counterbalance the market costs of these inputs.

Keywords: poultry, livestock production, gender, women, empowerment, nutrition, child nutrition, value chains, poultry feeding, households, intervention, diet, livestock

Suggested Citation

Leight, Jessica and Awonon, Josue and Pedehombga, Abdoulaye and Ganaba, Rasmané and Martinez, Elena and Heckert, Jessica and Gelli, Aulo, The Impact of an Integrated Value Chain Intervention on Household Poultry Production in Burkina Faso: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial (April 15, 2020). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1919, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577846

Jessica Leight (Contact Author)

Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Josue Awonon

International Food Policy Research Institute ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Abdoulaye Pedehombga

AfricSanté ( email )

Bobo Dioulasso
Burkina Faso

Rasmané Ganaba

AfricSanté ( email )

Bobo Dioulasso
Burkina Faso

Elena Martinez

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University ( email )

Medford, MA 02155
United States

Jessica Heckert

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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