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Biogas For Poverty Reduction And Climate Change Mitigation: The Case Of Ethiopia

Abstract: 

Climate change is expected to have serious economic, social and environmental impacts in Africa in general and sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Due to relative high cattle number per capita in rural areas Ethiopia is classified among the attractive countries for biogas generation/production. This, an-aerobic digestion of agricultural residues and animal wastes seems to be the one which has high potentialities particularly for rural domestic/household as well as applications, as far as Ethiopia is concerned. Although Ethiopia has currently embarked on dissemination/construction of about a million biogas plants, still application of biogas production and use is in an infant stage. In fact, by helping redress both fuel and soil/land degradation problems in the country, biogas can be viewed as a double-edged sword for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation. However, empirical evidence on the role of innovative biogas application on poverty reduction and climate change mitigation is lacking. In this paper we examine the potential of the biogas innovation for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation, in the context of Ethiopia, using farm dataset referring to 2001 and 2002 production years from stratified sample of 200 farm households in Tigrai, northern Ethiopia

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-18-1
Primary Descriptors: 

climate change mitigation, simulation

Secondary Descriptor: 

biogas innovation

Geographic Descriptors: 
Gondar, Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
poverty reduction
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2011
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
I
Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:11:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:43:08
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy