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Agricultural growth in Africa has accelerated, yet most of this growth has been driven by land expansion. Land expansion potential is reaching its limits, urging governments to shift towards a green revolution type of productivity-led growth. Given the huge public investments required, this paper aims to assess the potential impacts of a green revolution. Results from a CGE model for Ghana show that green revolution type growth is strongly pro-poor and provides substantial transfers to the rest of the economy, thus providing a powerful argument to raise public expenditure on agriculture to make a green revolution happen in Africa.

Keywords: Agriculture ; Green Revolution ; growth ; poverty ; Africa ; Ghana ; CGE

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

International Development

Issue Date: 2009

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/51086

Total Pages: 36

JEL Codes: D58; O13; O55

Series Statement: Contributed Paper


Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China

Autor: Breisinger, Clemens ; Diao, Xinshen ; Thurlow, James ; Al-Hassan, Ramatu M.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/51086?ln=en

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