The Food Security Role of Agriculture in Ethiopia
AbstractThis study analyses income, expenditure and food consumption data in Ethiopia to help explains the country’s high probability of national food consumption shortfalls. The study argues that to reach the goal of increased national food security, it is necessary to improve market functioning, invest in infrastructure which reduces food transaction costs, provide incentives for increased production through strong support for producers, and, most importantly of all, reform current land tenure arrangements.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in its journal The Electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics.
Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Ethiopia; food insecurity; rural development; rural poverty;
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