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Type Report
Title Agricultural growth in Ethiopia (2004-2014): Evidence and drivers
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://www.scienceforum2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ESSP_WP81_agricultural_growth.pdf
Abstract
Ethiopia’s agricultural sector has recorded remarkable rapid growth in the last decade. This paper documents aspects of this
growth process. Over the last decade, there have been significant increases - more than a doubling - in the use of modern
inputs, such as chemical fertilizers and improved seeds, explaining part of that growth. However, there was also significant
land expansion, increased labor use, and Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth, estimated at 2.3 percent per year. The
expansion in modern input use appears to have been driven by high government expenditures on the agricultural sector,
including agricultural extension, but also by an improved road network, higher rural education levels, and favorable
international and local price incentives.

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