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Climate change driven food inflation in Ethiopia?

Berhe Gebregewergs Hagos
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Berhe Gebregewergs Hagos: Department of Economics, Mekelle University, Mekelle City, Tigrai, Ethiopia

Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 2018, vol. 8, issue 1, 13-22

Abstract: The research dealt with the relationships between temperature variability and price of food stuffs in Tigrai using 84 months collected time series data thereby applied a Univariate econometric tool and finite Distributed Lag Model in defining the variables and outcome of the study. As a result, the econometric regression analysis witnessed that a 1oC temperature rise contributed the average price of food stuffs such as barley price rose up by 80 percent, maize 186 percent, sorghum close to 275 percent, wheat 60 percent, and 170 percent in white Teff over the years, ceteris paribus.?

Keywords: Climate; Food price; Temperature; Tigrai; Time series univariate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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