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Record number 346359
Title Small-scale irrigation and income distribution in Ethiopia
Author(s) Berg, M.M. van den; Ruben, R.
Source Journal of Development Studies 42 (2006)5. - ISSN 0022-0388 - p. 868 - 880.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00220380600742142
Department(s) Development Economics Group
MGS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) poverty reduction - food aid - strategies - highlands - africa - tigray
Abstract Irrigation stimulates agricultural productivity and economic growth, but this may come at the cost of growing inequality. Using data at community and household level, this paper analyzes the distributional impacts of irrigation in Ethiopia. Regression analyses reveal the direct effects of irrigation on expenditures and labour demand, and the indirect effects of irrigation on food prices and expenditures of non-irrigation households. The results indicate that past development of irrigation stimulated growth without deepening inequality, and that irrigation decreased dependence on food-for-work programs. Thus, irrigation has played a positive role in the development of Ethiopia.
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