Policy Article

Identifying priority agricultural value chains in Senegal


  • Josée Randriamamonjy
  • James Thurlow
  • Manfred Wiebelt
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In developing countries, where agriculture is a major economic sector, value-chain development is expected to contribute to high-level outcomes. In this paper, we aim at quantitatively assessing the value-chains which will be the most effective at fostering national and regional economic development along four dimensions: generating economic growth in the agricultural-food sector; reducing national and rural poverty; creating employment; and improving nutrition by diversifying diets. We propose an economywide systems-approach using a spatially-disaggregated dynamic computable general equilibrium model that we apply to Senegal.