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Yield Target and Poverty Reduction Model for Sub-Saharan Africa

Tool Type: Model
Publication Date: January, 2011

This comparative static model estimates potential yield increases and poverty reduction effects based on user-selected yield closure gap assumptions. A poverty-productivity elasticity (extracted from the relevant literature) and crop-specific adjustments are used to link productivity gains to a lowering of poverty prevalence rates and poverty headcounts compounded over a 20 year period.