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ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 254
University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn
In this paper, we use a case study approach to investigate the patterns of employment and income generation in cotton and rice value chains in Senegal and Benin. The purpose of the paper is to provide a comprehensive description of both value chains in both countries, emphasizing export potential and innovation entry points with the goal of assessing capacity to generate income, create jobs, and bring about food security. To this end, we have combined quantitative and qualitative data to identify direct and indirect value chains' effects on employment and income, paying special attention to vulnerable groups such as youth, women, and informal employees. Surveys data as well as Social Accounting Matrix, have been used to assess the effects of these value chains on employment and income. Our results show strong relationships between value chains and jobs and income patterns.
value chains
social accounting matrix
agriculture in Senegal and Benin
rural employment and underemployment
rice and cotton
output and employment multiplier
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