The Food Crisis and its Impacts on Poverty in Senegal and Mali: Crossed Destinies

37 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2011

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Dorothée Boccanfuso

Université de Sherbrooke - Department of Economics

Luc Savard

Université de Sherbrooke - Department of Economics

Abstract

This article uses two CGE macro-micro models to analyse the distributional impact of the food crisis and policy responses in two neighbouring African countries, both of which are strongly dependent on agriculture. The approach captures structural differences at both the macro and micro level for household income and expenditure structures, and the results reveal differences for poverty impact at the national and sub-group levels, as well as for inequality and pro-poor analysis. The importance of country-specific analysis and the risk of extrapolating conclusions from one country to another are also highlighted.

Keywords: Impact analysis, computable general equilibrium modelling, food crisis, Africa

Suggested Citation

Boccanfuso, Dorothee and Savard, Luc, The Food Crisis and its Impacts on Poverty in Senegal and Mali: Crossed Destinies. Development Policy Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 211-247, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00532.x

Dorothee Boccanfuso (Contact Author)

Université de Sherbrooke - Department of Economics ( email )

Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1
Canada

Luc Savard

Université de Sherbrooke - Department of Economics ( email )

Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1
Canada

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