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


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.