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Title: POTENTIAL ECONOMIC AND POVERTY IMPACT OF IMPROVED CHICKPEA TECHNOLOGIES IN ETHIOPIA
Authors: Macharia, Ibrahim
Orr, Alastair
Simtowe, Franklin
Asfaw, Solomon
Authors (Email): Macharia, Ibrahim (mach4ibra@yahoo.com)
Orr, Alastair (AOrr@cgiar.org)
Simtowe, Franklin (F.p.Simtowe@cgiar.org)
Asfaw, Solomon (Solomon.Asfaw@fao.org)
Keywords: Economic impact
chickpea
improved varieties
Ethiopia
Issue Date: 2012-06
Abstract: This study assessed the potential economic and poverty impact of 11 improved chickpea varieties released by the national agricultural research organization of Ethiopia in collaboration with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. The economic surplus model applied estimated a total benefit of US$ 111 million for 30 years. Consumers are estimated to get 39% of the benefit and producers 61%. The benefit cost ratio was estimated at 5:1 and an internal rate of return of 55%, indicating that the investment is profitable. The generated benefit is expected to lift more than 0.7 million people (both producers and consumers) out of poverty. Thus, further investments in the chickpea and other legume research in Ethiopia is justified as a means of poverty alleviation.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/132553
Institution/Association: International Association of Agricultural Economists>2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Total Pages: 23
Collections:2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

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