In this paper a multi-stage almost ideal demand system with censoring was estimated to assessMalawians’ demand for six dairy products (viz. fresh milk, powdered milk, margarine and butter,chambiko, yogurt and cheese). We found that the consumption of dairy products depended onwhether the household was rural or urban, the region of the country (viz. North, Centre, South) andthe household poverty status. The results also show that the demand for fresh and powdered milk,butter and margarine, cheese and yogurt was price inelastic, although the demand for chambikowas price elastic. Fresh milk and powdered milk were found to be gross substitutes and theconsumption of milk was found to increase with household income.
|Publication status||Print publication - 2013|
|Event||International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists - Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia|
Duration: 22 Sept 2013 → 25 Sept 2013
|Conference||International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists|
|Period||22/09/13 → 25/09/13|