The GLWC and Anker Research Institute are content to announce a new working paper, Living Income for Guji Zone (Oromia Region), Ethiopia, which provides updated estimates of family living expenses for the coffee-producing rural Guji zone, a small administrative division in the south of Ethiopia in the Oromia Region. This report uses available Anker Living Wage and Living Income reports for Ethiopia, as well as a series of variables such as percentage of urban population, food prices, housing conditions, labor market conditions, fertility rates, mortality rates, average household size, household expenditures, and Gini coefficients to determine the extent to which rural Oromia is typical for rural Ethiopia. Based on rigorous economic and statistical analysis of the available data, the report concludes that the living income for rural Guji zone is 7% higher than the Anker Living Income Reference Value for rural Ethiopia.
We would like to thank Dutch NGO, Fairfood, for its support of this report. Fairfood develops innovative solutions that agri-food companies can use to realize traceable and transparent food supply chains in which farmers and food workers can thrive.
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