Agriculture and Ethiopia’s economic transformation

Summary of ESSP II working paper 10

This paper examines the importance of achieving high agricultural growth as a means of accelerating Ethiopia’s economic transformation. The conclusions are that a high rate of agricultural growth has farreaching positive implications for increasing employment and accelerating poverty reduction. An agricultural GDP of six percent is feasible through a high growth rate in agricultural productivity; however, reforms are needed to accelerate growth in seed production and distribution, and in fertilizer distribution and application.

Mellor, John W.
Dorosh, Paul
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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