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2012-10-18 | Research Brief

Climate Change and the Ethiopian Economy

Gebreegziabher, Zenebe, Jesper Stage, Alemu Mekonnen and Atlaw Alemu. 2012. “Climate Change and the Ethiopian Economy” EfD Research Brief 12
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What are the impacts of climate change on the Ethiopian economy?



Agriculture in Ethiopia is heavily dependent on rain. In addition to its low adaptive capacity, its geographical location and topography make the country highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Results indicate that, over a 50-year period, the projected reduction in agricultural productivity may lead to 30 percent less average income, compared with the possible outcome in the absence of climate change.