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Implications of Accelerated Agricultural Growth on Poverty in Ethiopia: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Abstract: 

Ethiopia's development strategy emphasizes agricultural production as a means of raising national economic growth. Using a dynamic economy-wide model we estimate the impact of alternative sources of growth on household poverty. Results indicate that achieving six percent annual agricultural growth reduces the national poverty headcount by 4.3 percentage points by 2015 and lifts an additional 3.7 million people out of poverty compared to a baseline with more modest growth. However, the composition of agricultural growth matters. Raising cereals yields has larger poverty reducing effects because they constitute a large share of rural incomes and allow farmers to diversify into higher-value crops

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemun & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-16-3
Primary Descriptors: 

Poverty

Secondary Descriptor: 

Agricultural Growth

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Agricultural development
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2010
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
III
Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:10:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:09:20
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy