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The influence of socio-economic characteristics on crop choice: Evidence from rural Ethiopia

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2016, (), pp.243-267
  • DOI : 10.18350/ipaid.2016.25s.243
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies
  • Published : March 25, 2016

SangUk Nam 1 Dooseok Jang 2 Young-Kyoo Joo 3 Joel Atkinson 3

1애리조나 대학교
2연세대학교(원주캠퍼스) 빈곤문제국제개발연구원
3연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper examines the influence of socio-economic characteristics on major crop choice, using original data collected in 2014 and 2015 in Tigray, Ethiopia. The proxy variables representing social capital in the study area show some significant relationships. The key finding is that household head age, non-farm income, and plot size are negatively associated with crop change decision whereas the period of living in a village and agricultural assets are positively associated with the crop change decision. Also, farm income from changing the major crop in the Millennium Village Project areas is larger than that in the non-project villages, suggesting that appropriate interventions matter. Hence, targeting assistance to aggressively investing households in the form of microfinance or other support may encourage greater smallholder innovation and reduce poverty.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.