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Policy options to support the Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy in Kenya: A CGE analysis

Pierre Boulanger, Hasan Dudu (), Emanuele Ferrari (), Alfredo Mainar, Jean Balié () and Lucia Battaglia ()
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Lucia Battaglia: FAO

No JRC111251, JRC Research Reports from Joint Research Centre (Seville site)

Abstract: This report provides scientific evidences supporting the new Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy in Kenya. A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model specifically modified for the context of Kenya is used to address the impacts of six policy changes. For the purpose of the study, a desegregated version of a 2014 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) has been developed for Kenya. Multi-sectoral analytical tools are used to describe the Kenyan economy and inform about which agri-food value chains have the greatest impact in terms of output, employment and value added. Then, results of simulated policy changes are presented in this report, considering that a more careful analysis at regional and household type levels is required in order to draw robust policy recommendations.

Keywords: CGE; Kenya; Agricultural policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 91 pages
Date: 2018-06
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