The own price, cross and income elasticities of chicken meat, beef and fish were estimated for urban households. Primary data were used in this analysis. The data used were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of urban chicken meat, beef and fish consuming households in Edo and Delta States. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select three hundred (300) respondents for this study. The Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System and the Marshallian and Hicksian elasticities were adopted. Results from the study showed that own-price elasticities were -0.55, -0.33 and -0.43 for chicken, beef and fish respectively. Own-price elasticity for all meat types was negative, significantly different from zero and price inelastic. The calculated expenditure elasticities were all positive (1.00, 1.23 and 0.53) for chicken beef and fish respectively and significant (p ? 0.05). There was greater preference for chicken and beef than fish in the Delta State, whereas, in Edo State, chicken and fish were substitutes on one hand while beef and fish were substitutes on the other hand for urban households. It is expected that these findings would help government in determining the most appropriate strategies aimed at improving animal protein consumption by households in the study area.
PAPER TITLE :DEMAND ELASTICITY FOR CHICKEN MEAT, BEEF AND FISH CONSUMPTION IN URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN EDO AND DELTA S
APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 18 NUMBER 1 2013
- Author(s) : Erhabor, P.O. Emokaro, C.O. and Dibia, O