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The Impact of Climate Variability on Crop Production In Ethiopia: Which Crop Is More Vulnerable To Rainfall Variability


This Paper Estimated The Impact Of Rainfall Variability On Crop Production Using Time Series Data Spanning From 1970-2010. The Stock, James and Watson, Mark (1993) Dynamic Ols Technique Has Been Employed. The Estimation Result Shows That When The Annual Rainfall Diverges From Its Long Run Mean, The Level Of Production Of All Crops Diminished Significantly. Extreme Rainfall Has Also Diminished The Productivity Of Fertilizer On Crop Productivity. Area Cultivated, Private Consumption And Labor Have Also Affected Crop Production. The Result Showed Climate Change Induced Rainfall Variability Is An Inevitable Treat To Crop Production In Ethiopia. Thus, To Sustain Economic Growth And Reduce Poverty, Policy Makers Should Intensify Adaptation And Mitigation Measures Such As Soil And Water Conservation, Livelihood Diversification, Environmental Rehabilitation, Irrigation And Water Harvesting Schemes

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Rainfall Variability

Secondary Descriptor: 

Crop Production, Stock- Watson

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Broad Subject heading: 
Climate Change
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2012
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:12:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:43:19
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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