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An Integrated Appraisal Of Irrigated Vegetable Production With Limited Land Holdings In Amhara Region, Ethiopia


  • Glenn P. Jenkins

    () (Department of Economics, Queen's University, Canada, Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin 10, Turkey)

  • Mikhail Miklyaev

    () (Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Mersin 10, Turkey)


The study evaluates an intervention designed to improve the livelihood of chronically-food insecure households with limited land holdings. The returns to the different stakeholders are estimated and a distribution analysis is conducted. The analysis suggests that the deterministic scenario will yield a very positive net present value for all the proposed commodities (potato, onion, and tomatoes). To reduce the risk borne by the farmers, however, the structure of the financing mechanism must be altered to allow the project to operate independently from the other donor’s financial support projects operating in the area. The loan size should be increased to allow the participating households to purchase irrigation pumps. The loan tenor should also be increased to facilitate the loans’ repayments.

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  • Glenn P. Jenkins & Mikhail Miklyaev, 2014. "An Integrated Appraisal Of Irrigated Vegetable Production With Limited Land Holdings In Amhara Region, Ethiopia," Development Discussion Papers 2013-15, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:239

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    cost-benefit analysis; investment appraisal; stakeholder analysis; potatoes; tomatoes; onion; value chain; benefits of irrigation; small scale irrigation; pro-poor interventions; chronic food insecurity; poverty reduction; sustainable development; Ethiopia;

    JEL classification:

    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities

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