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Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth, reducing national and rural poverty, creating jobs, and diversifying diets.…

journal article

Irrigation, risk aversion, and water right priority under water supply uncertainty

This paper explores the impacts of a water right's allocative priority—as an indicator of farmers' risk-bearing ability—on land irrigation under water supply uncertainty. We develop and use an economic model to simulate farmers' land irrigation…

discussion paper

The effects of a CAADP-compliant budget on poverty and inequality in Ghana

Ghana has accepted the CAADP commitment to dedicate 10 percent of government spending to the agricultural sector. In a 2014 paper, Benin argues that Ghana falls short of that goal, and in a 2016 paper, Younger shows that despite the current fiscal…

journal article

Rainfall shocks are not necessarily a sensitive early indicator of changes in wasting prevalence

This study explores whether deviation in rainfall in Ethiopia, a drought prone country, is a sensitive indicator of future increases in wasting. Around 12% of children 0–23 months were wasted, but we found no consistent association between the…

discussion paper

The evolution of tractorization in India’s low-wage economy: Key patterns and implications

This study reviews the evolution of tractor use in India in the past few decades, and supplements this with a panel model analysis using factors associated with state-level tractor density growth. Growth in tractor use in India, unlike that in the…

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