STAARS-002 Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Welfare Distribution in sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical Results from Nigeria and Uganda

Abstract

This paper uses panel data from the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) for Nigeria and Uganda to assess agricultural productivity and welfare distribution linkages. The paper measures welfare using both aggregate consumption and asset metrics. To address the linkages and identify the pro-poor patterns of agricultural production, the paper measures agricultural productivity in terms of both labor and land productivity. The paper uses a regression-based inequality decomposition approach to estimate the effect of agricultural productivity and other variables on household welfare measured by consumption and asset-wealth inequality. We find that agricultural productivity change increases consumption expenditure and asset-wealth inequality in both countries. The results also show that the contribution of wealth variables and access to infrastructure are also more important compared with other variables to farm households’ total welfare inequality.


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Project leader: Mulubrhan Amare

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Agricultural productivity and rural household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria and Uganda 2017-02-13 701.67KB 0 0

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Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Welfare Distribution in sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical Results from Nigeria and Uganda 2018-02-15 1.92MB 0 0

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