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IAPRI-Booklet

38 Figure 21: Comparison

38 Figure 21: Comparison of Budget Allocations to MOA and MFL A. 2015 Agriculture Budget B. 2016 Agriculture Budget The rising demand for animal proteins is driving a significant change in livestock markets for smallholder farmers. Policies and investments that support greater commercialization by smallholder livestock producers hold significant income growth and poverty reduction potential. Based on the Rural Agricultural Livelihood Survey of 2015, fisheries and livestock account for 8.6% of smallholder incomes and this contribution can be as high as 20% depending on the livestock type and the area of production. On average, livestock accounts for 21.6% of the smallholder productive assets, though the relative importance of livestock varies from province to province. Data from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock shows that that the fisheries and livestock sector registered tremendous growth between 2014 and 2015 (Table 2, Table 3, and Figure 21 A and B). Table 2 also presents the projected livestock population and growth rates between 2015 and 2016. The piggery sub-sector is growing at about 40 percent each year, followed by aquaculture at 18 percent, then by poultry and egg production

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