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Title:Drought and the Farming Sector: Loss of Farm Animals and Post-Drought Rehabilitation
Author:Toulmin, Camilla
Periodical:Development Policy Review
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:agricultural policy
agricultural production
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Drought and Desertification
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.1987.tb00370.x
Abstract:This article examines the effects of drought-induced livestock losses on crop production and considers a range of policy measures aimed at rehabilitation of the farm sector in the post-drought period. It focuses on policies which can be carried out in the short to medium term to reduce the length of time taken for the farm sector to recover its productive capacity after drought. Policy options are divided into three categories: those that enable the farm sector to help itself, such as lowering rates of taxation; those that aid the farm sector by the direct provision of inputs, such as credit to buy oxen and fertilizer; and those which, though directed at the livestock sector, nevertheless have a beneficial effect on farmers' ability to reconstitute their draft animal holdings. Bibliogr.