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Cereal Productivity in Ethiopia: An Analysis Based On Erhs Data


This Paper Examines Recent Trends Of Cereal Yield In Ethiopia And Tries To See Yield Responses To Modern Inputs Such As Chemical Fertilizer And Improved Seeds On Major Cereal Crops. It Bases Its Analysis On Two Rounds (1999 & 2009) Of The Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (Erhs). Cereal Yield Grew By 21 Percent During The Period 1999 And 2009, Much Lower Than The National Figure, Which Is 60 Percent, For The Same Period. This Growth Was Contributed By Wheat, Maize And Barley, Which Grew By 62, 19 And 11 Percent Respectively For The Same Period. Evidence on Modern Input Use Is; However, Higher In Erhs than the National Average. Unlike The Csa Data, the Erhs Data Show More Intensification of Modern Agricultural Inputs during The Period. Overall, Regression Results In The Two Periods Show That Yield Response To Fertilizer And Improved Seeds Was Found To Be Statistically Significant. Using Panel Data Analysis, We Also Find An Indication Of Some Yield Growth, Unrelated To Inputs Such As Seeds And Fertilizer And Which Cannot Be Explained By Weather Changes

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

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Cereal Yield Response To Modern Inputs

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Broad Subject heading: 
Cereal Yield
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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