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Growth options and poverty reduction in Ethiopia

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  • Diao, Xinshen
  • Pratt, Alejandro Nin
  • Ghautam, Madhur
  • Keough, James
  • Chamberlin, Jordan
  • You, Liangszi
  • Puetz, Detlev
  • Resnick, Danielle
  • Yu, Bingxin

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"This study assesses which agricultural subsectors have the strongest capacity to drive economic growth and poverty reduction in Ethiopia, and what kind of agricultural and nonagricultural growth is needed to achieve the millennium development goal of halving the 1990 poverty rate by 2015. A spatially disaggregated, economywide model was developed under the study, enabling the analysis of growth and poverty reduction linkages at national and regional levels using national household surveys, agricultural sample surveys, geographic information systems, and other national and regional data. The study reveals that agriculture has the potential to play a central role in decreasing poverty and increasing growth in Ethiopia, primarily through growth in staple crops and livestock. Agricultural growth also requires concurrent investments in roads and other market conditions. At the subnational level, similar rates of agricultural growth have different effects on poverty, necessitating regionally based strategies for growth and poverty reduction." Authors' Abstract

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series DSGD discussion papers with number 20.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:dsgddp:20

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Keywords: Poverty alleviation ; Agricultural growth ; Millenium Development goal ; Spatial analysis (Statistics) ; Disaggregation ; Household surveys ; Ethiopia ; africa ;

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  1. Diao, Xinshen & Fan, Shenggen & Yu, Bingxin & Kanyarukiga, Sam, 2007. "Agricultural growth and investment options for poverty reduction in Rwanda:," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 689, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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  3. Block, Paul J., 2007. "Integrated management of the Blue Nile Basin in Ethiopia: Hydropower and irrigation modeling," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 700, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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  9. Byerlee, Derek & Spielman, David J. & Alemu, Dawit & Gautam, Madhur, 2007. "Policies to promote cereal intensification in Ethiopia: A review of evidence and experience," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 707, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  10. Diao, Xinshen & Fan, Shenggen & Headey, Derek & Johnson, Michael & Nin Pratt, Alejandro & Yu, Bingxin, 2008. "Accelerating Africa's food production in response to rising food prices: Impacts and requisite actions," IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 825, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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