Agriculture Versus Non-Agriculture in the Ethiopian Econmy: a study of Comparative performances since the 1960s

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Zerihun Gudeta

In this study, the performance of agriculture is compared with non-agriculture since the 1960s. This is achieved by computing the following indices: the contribution of the sector to overall GDP growth, sectoral shares of the sectors and ability of the sector to feed the growing population. The following are major findings of this study. Firstly, much of the growth in overall GDP has been the result of growth in the manufacturing and the services sectors. Secondly, the country has been in its first stage of agrarian transformation. Thirdly, there has been a trend decline in the share of agriculture, which has been offset by an upward trend in services but not of manufacturing. This contradicts the experiences of the now developed nations. In addition, food security indices are computed and, where appropriate, the consequences of food insecurity on the national income accounts and major macro price variables are discussed.

Corporate Author: Alemayehu Seyoum(Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: Agriculture – Economic Aspect
Secondary Descriptor: Agriculture – State
Geographic Descriptors: Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Call Number: 330.963 PRO 2004
Serial Key Title: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: II
Publication date: 2013-05-27 23:04:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-02-27 14:45:34
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: Zerihun Gudeta, Herman D.Van Schalkwyk et al.

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