Demand for Fish in Urban Malawi: An Almost Ideal Estimation


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Authors

  • Fredrick Mangwaya Banda Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Abdi-Khalil Edriss Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Wilson Wesley Jere Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Horace Phiri Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.15856

Keywords:

Almost Ideal Demand System, Aquaculture, Disaggregated Demand, Capture Fishery, Market Segmentation

Abstract

There is a general consensus, among marketers, that dealing with competition requires their engagement with customers so as to build strong customer relationships. The purpose of this study is to find factors that influence the demand for various fish species caught and consumed in Malawi. Previous studies treated fish as a homogenous commodity even though there are different species of fish. This study is, therefore, the first to provide a disaggregated analysis of the demand for fish in Malawi employing primary data collected from the households in Blantyre city using a multistage stratified random sampling procedure. Results indicate that all the fish species used in the study, except matemba (Barbus paludinosus), are complementary and normal goods. Policy implications arising from this study are two-fold namely; policymakers need to make sure that people have more income to buy more fish and make sure that the price of fish does not just rise anyhow.

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Published

2024-05-14

How to Cite

Banda, F. M., Edriss, A.-K., Jere, W. W., & Phiri, H. (2024). Demand for Fish in Urban Malawi: An Almost Ideal Estimation. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 14(3), 149–156. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.15856

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