Estimates of Growth of Agricultural Sector in East Africa Pastoral Regions: Evidence from Ethiopia (Afar Regional State)

Nega Afera


Employing commonly used national account estimation methodology we find  livestock sub sector contributed the greatest share to the agricultural regional Real Gross Domestic Product  which is 88.40 percent in 2010/11 and  87.80 percent 2011/12which is almost similar with rest of east Africa countries like in Sudan and Uganda contributing 86%and 80% respectively. Livestock sub sector is followed by crop sub sector with 6.89 and 7.44 percent in 2010/11 and 2011/12, respectively. The remaining balance was occupied by the forest sub sector. During the year 2011/12, the real growth rate of agriculture and allied activities of the region was 5.16 percent.

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