Willingness to pay for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia vaccination in Narok South District of Kenya

Salome W. Kairu-Wanyoike*, Simeon Kaitibie, Claire Heffernan, Nick M. Taylor, George K. Gitau, Henry Kiara, Declan McKeever

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Abstract

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an economically important trans-boundary cattle disease which affects food security and livelihoods. A conjoint analysis-contingent valuation was carried out on 190 households in Narok South District of Kenya to measure willingness to pay (WTP) and demand for CBPP vaccine and vaccination as well as factors affecting WTP. The mean WTP was calculated at Kenya Shillings (KSh) 212.48 (USD 3.03) for vaccination using a vaccine with the characteristics that were preferred by the farmers (preferred vaccine and vaccination) and KSh -71.45 (USD -1.02) for the currently used vaccine and vaccination. The proportion of farmers willing to pay an amount greater than zero was 66.7% and 34.4% for the preferred and current vaccine and vaccination respectively. About one third (33.3%) of farmers would need to be compensated an average amount of KSh 1162.62 (USD 13.68) per animal to allow their cattle to be vaccinated against CBPP using the preferred vaccine and vaccination. About two-thirds (65.6%) of farmers would need to be compensated an average amount of KSh 853.72 (USD 12.20) per animal to allow their cattle to be vaccinated against CBPP using the current vaccine and vaccination. The total amount of compensation would be KSh 61.39 million (USD 0.88 million) for the preferred vaccine and vaccination and KSh 90.15 million (USD 1.29 million) for the current vaccine and vaccination. Demand curves drawn from individual WTP demonstrated that only 59% and 27% of cattle owners with a WTP greater than zero were willing to pay a benchmark cost of KSh 34.60 for the preferred and current vaccine respectively. WTP was negatively influenced by the attitude about household economic situation (p=0.0078), presence of cross breeds in the herd (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-142
Number of pages13
JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume115
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Conjoint analysis-contingent valuation
  • Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
  • Kenya
  • Narok
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccine
  • Willingness to pay

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