AGRICULTURAL GROWTH LINKAGES IN ZIMBABWE: INCOME AND EQUITY EFFECTS

The comparative effects on GDP and household incomes associated with various pathways of agricultural growth in Zimbabwe are investigated, based on SAM (social accounting matrix) multiplier analysis. Among the five growth paths considered, the "smallholder road to agricultural development" yields the largest increase in national income. It benefits smallholder households the most, but the income gains to the two other low-income household groups are lower compared to those arising from the four other agricultural growth paths. Foodcrop production, in which smallholders have a dominant share, shows a larger GDP multiplier than both the traditional (tobacco and cotton) and nontraditional (horticulture)export crop sectors, which are dominated by large-scale commercial farms.


Issue Date:
1998-09
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/97549
Total Pages:
19
Note:
"September 1998." "MERRISA: Macro Economic Reforms and Regional Integration in Southern Africa." "Presented as a contributed paper at the IAAE Inter-conference Symposium, Challenges Facing Agriculture in Southern Africa, held in Badplaas, South Africa, on August 10-16, 1998"--P. 3. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14).
Series Statement:
TMD Discussion Paper
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