EDRI Research Report 24: Vulnerability analyses of Climate Change Impact on Cotton and Sugarcane Commodities in Ethiopia:

Abstract

We have studied the vulnerability of expected poverty empirically in sugarcane and cotton producing areas in the northern part of Ethiopia and in the rift valley. We have found out that a significant portion of households that are non-poor can actually fall back into poverty as households face variability in consumption. We also found that literacy rate has been important in reducing poverty by a much larger magnitude so much so that the average household where every eligible person is literate is not vulnerable.