Beyond agriculture versus nonagriculture: Decomposing sectoral growthâ€“poverty linkages in five African countries
Paul Dorosh () and
No 1391, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
The development debate in Africa south of the Sahara is often cast as â€œagriculture versus nonagriculture.â€ Yet this view overlooks the heterogeneity within these broad sectors and the synergies between them. We estimate sectoral povertyâ€“growth elasticities using economywide models for five African countries. Our detailed treatment of nonagriculture complements an expanding literature disaggregating the growthâ€“poverty relationship in agriculture. Although our estimated elasticities are higher for agriculture given the importance of farm incomes for the poor, the extent to which this is true varies by country. In fact, elasticities for certain nonagricultural sectors are much closer to those in agriculture. Overall, elasticities are typically higher for trade and transport services and manufacturing (agroprocessing).
Keywords: economic growth; Agriculture; Agricultural policies; agricultural sector; Industrial sector; transportation; economic sectors; Poverty; income; poverty alleviation; economywide model; elasticity; nonagriculture; time allocation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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