chapter  3
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Determinants of Urban Livestock Adoption in the ‘Zone Dense’ of Khorogo, Côte d’Ivoire: A Tobit Approach

ByMody Bakar Barry

Côte d’Ivoire is traditionally a meat importer. As in other coastal West African nations, the strong challenge of animal disease along the humid coastal areas has precluded the development of traditions of animal husbandry, especially in the case of cattle. As they have been for centuries, livestock and livestock products are imported from drier areas to the north. As a result, animal production is still a marginal activity, and the livestock sector constitutes less than 2 per cent of the gross domestic product of the country.