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An Impact Analysis of the Groundnut Sector Liberalization: An Application of a Multi-Household CGE Model


The poverty reduction strategy in Senegal has identified as one of the priorities, support to the agricultural sector. This strategy will be implemented in the context of a major reform of the groundnut sector of which liberalization is at the front and centre. As groundnut production in Senegal is the main livelihood of over one millions farmers and of which more then 80% are poor, it is of great importance to have a clear understanding of impacts of these reforms on poverty and income distribution. In this paper, we use a micro-simulation CGE model to analyse one policy reform and one potential induced effect of a second policy. 

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