Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change
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The Agricultural Growth Project (AGP)

The AGP in Ethiopia, supported by the WB, provides a basis for strengthened agricultural growth in Ethiopia. The project will contribute to reach the high-level goal of sustainable food security by developing the untapped potential of well-endowed areas.

The AGP has the objective to increase agricultural productivity and market access for key crops and livestock products. The project was analyzed in 4 regions disposing of good potential for agricultural growth: Amhara; Oromiya; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region – SNNPR; and Tigray. It focuses more precisely on areas that are relatively rain and food-secure. These areas also hold considerable potential for agricultural growth.
The primary beneficiaries of the AGP are the small and medium-scale farmers (2 million estimated agricultural households) who crop on an average area of less than 1 hectare.

The AGP will be implemented over a period of five years and is structured among three components for an estimated total cost of US$ 281.2 million:
- Agricultural Production and Commercialization
- Small-scale Rural Infrastructure Development and Management
- Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

The carbon appraisal takes into account the activities undertaken under the first two components which should directly impact upon climate change mitigation.


Main outputs

 t of CO2eq

Project scenario

Revised scenario

Total carbon balance

- 5.9 Million

-7.9 Million

Carbon balance/ha

- 36.31

- 48.62

Carbon balance/year

- 295 000

- 395 000

Carbon balance/ha/year