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Agriculture for Economic Development in Africa

Evidence from Ethiopia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Engages with the SDGs and the sustainable development agenda

  • Makes policy suggestions for low-income countries looking for development opportunities

  • Utilises both a quantitative and qualitative analysis to present a balanced study of Ethiopia

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Emelie Rohne Till
      Pages 3-7Open Access
    3. The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

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      Pages 9-17Open Access
    4. The Role of the State in Agricultural Development

      • Emelie Rohne Till
      Pages 19-27Open Access
    5. Sustained Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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      Pages 29-33Open Access
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Case Study Context: Ethiopia

      • Emelie Rohne Till
      Pages 37-59Open Access
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Methodology

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      Pages 63-76Open Access
    3. SIO Multiplier Analysis

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      Pages 77-89Open Access
    4. Concluding Remarks

      • Emelie Rohne Till
      Pages 91-96Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 97-98

About this book

This book explores the role of agriculture in long-term economic growth. With a particular focus on Ethiopia, the role of the state in igniting agricultural growth and in sustaining economic growth is highlighted as essential for low-income countries. Taking ideas from both economic history and development economics, the ability of Ethiopia and the rest of Africa to sustain recent rapid growth into something that can tackle the development agenda is discussed, alongside policy suggestions.

This book overall presents an optimistic account of Africa and its economic prospects. It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in economic development and agricultural economics.

This is an open access book.


  • Agricultural transformation
  • Economic growth
  • Green revolution
  • Role of agriculture in economic development
  • Sustainable growth
  • Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economic History, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Emelie Rohne Till

About the author

Emelie Rohne Till is a Senior Lecturer in Economic History at Lund University.

Bibliographic Information

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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)