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Gebregiorgis, Bereket M., 2015. The economic impacts of maize-based bioethanol production in South Africa : a social accounting matrix analysis. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



In South Africa, the production and use of biofuels is increasingly being contemplated as a policy instrument to stimulate rural development and reduce poverty by creating sustainable income earning opportunities. By using social accounting matrix, this thesis examines economic gains, if any, in South Africa following maize-based bioethanol production using the country’s surplus maize as feedstock. The findings suggest this particular biofuel policy leads to a moderate increase in domestic industries’ production, value-added and foreign exchange earnings. However, the vast income inequality among the country’s various population groups remains unchanged.

Main title:The economic impacts of maize-based bioethanol production in South Africa
Subtitle:a social accounting matrix analysis
Authors:Gebregiorgis, Bereket M.
Supervisor:Surry, Yves
Examiner:Gren, Ing-Marie
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:905
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:bioethanol, maize, SAM
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:05 Feb 2015 15:00
Metadata Last Modified:05 Feb 2015 15:00

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