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Agricultural growth and sex-disaggregated employment in Africa: future perspectives under different investment scenarios

Author: Frija, A.
Author: Chebil, A.
Author: Mottaleb, K.A.
Author: Mason-D’Croz, D.
Author: Dhehibi, B.
Year: 2020
ISSN: 2211-9124 (Print)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10883/20661
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: Elsevier
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Issue: art. 100353
Volume: 24
DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100353
Description: Literature is scanty on how public agricultural investments can help reducing the impact of future challenges such as climate change and population pressure on national economies. The objective of this study is to assess the medium and long-term effects of alternative agricultural research and development investment scenarios on male and female employment in 14 African countries. We first estimate the effects of agricultural investment scenarios on the overall GDP growth of a given country using partial and general equilibrium models. Secondly, using employment elasticities to GDP growth, we estimate the impact of GDP growth on overall employment in the economy. Results show that, increased investments in agriculture could generate higher overall employment and reduce gender disparities in labor participation. In 8 out of 14 sampled countries, female employment increased more than male employment in response to agricultural investments. Investment in infrastructure had higher impact on female employment growth compared to productivity scenarios.
Country of Focus: AFRICA
Agrovoc: EMPLOYMENT
Agrovoc: INVESTMENT
Agrovoc: GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC GROWTH
Related Datasets: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912420300067?via%3Dihub#appsec1
Journal: Global Food Security


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