Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74884
Authors: 
Negash, Martha
Swinnen, Johan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 319
Abstract: 
This paper provides microeconomic evidence on food security impacts of privately organized biofuel outgrower schemes in Ethiopia. We conducted a household and community level survey and evaluated the impact of castor bean firming. We use endogenous switching regressions to analyze the impact on food security. Food security (as measured by a ?food gap?) and food caloric intake is significantly better in households producing castor beans. ?Fuel? and ?food? are complements rather than substitutes at the micro-level in castor production in Ethiopia.
Subjects: 
biofuel
castor
food security
Ethiopia
JEL: 
Q42
Q16
O13
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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