Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 329–330 | Cite as

Dorosh, Paul and Shahidur Rashid (eds): Food and agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and policy challenges

IFPRI & University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012, 346 pp, ISBN 978-0-8122-4529-5
  • Andrew M. SimonsEmail author

Despite past struggles with drought, poverty, and famine, Ethiopia has recently achieved impressive levels of economic growth, with per capita incomes increasing by 50 % from 2001 to 2009. Agriculture is enormously important in Ethiopia, one of the world’s most rural countries: 80 % of the country’s 80 million people rely on agriculture to survive. Paul Dorosh and Shahidur Rashid’s edited volume Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challengesexplores the role of agriculture in Ethiopia’s recent economic expansion. Oriented towards policy analysts and decision makers, the editors’ stated aim is to inform the debate around the extent to which future growth in the agricultural sector can generate sufficient income growth to ensure Ethiopia’s future prosperity. They achieve this by documenting the state of the agricultural and food economy of Ethiopia through the first decade of the 2000s, and highlight major structural features—demographics, infrastructure, land...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dyson School of Applied Economics and ManagementCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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