Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 489


Impact of productive safety net program in rural community of Ethiopia: A review study

Wondim Awoke Kassa
  • Wondim Awoke Kassa
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 09 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 March 2018
  •  Published: 31 May 2018


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Beshir HA (2011). Impacts of Productive Safety Net Program on Household Welfare and Labour Supply in Rural Ethiopia: A Panel Data Approach. Addis Ababa University School of Graduate Studies.


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Debela BL, Holden ST (2014). How Does Ethiopia׳s Productive Safety Net Program Affect Livestock Accumulation and Children׳ s Education? Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.


Devereux S, Sabates-Wheeler R, Slater R, Tefera M, Brown T, Teshome A (2008). Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP): 2008 Assessment Report. IDS, Sussex. Available at: 



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Fekadu N, Ignatius M (2009). Challenges of Productive Safety Net Program implementation at local level: the case of Kuyu Woreda, North Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. J. Sustain. Dev. Afr. 11(1):248-267.


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Gebresilassie YH (2014). The Economic Impact of Productive Safety Net Program on Poverty: Evidence from Central Zone of Tigrai National Regional State, Ethiopia. Int. J. Innov. Res. Dev. 3(4):426-436.


Gilligan DO, Hoddinott J, Taffesse AS (2009). The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme and its linkages. J. Dev. Stud. 45(10): 1684-1706.


Hayalu G (2014). Assessment of Factors Affecting Household Level Graduation from Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP): Evidence from Emba-Alaje District Southern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Mekelle University. Available at: 



Maier P (2014). Food Security in Ethiopia. Diploma thesis, University of Vienna. Faculty of Philology and Cultural Sciences Supervisor: Rohregger, Barbara. Available at: 



Mamo T (2011). Impact of Productive Safety Net Program on Asset Accumulation And Sustainable Land Management Practices In The Central Rift Valley: The Case Of Adamitulu Jido Kombolcha And Meskan Woredas. An M.Sc. M. Sc. thesis, Departement of Economics, Haramaya University.


Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) (2014). Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector Food Security Coordination Directorate. 


Mohamed AA (2017). Impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the Household Livelihood: The Case of Babile District in Somali Regional State, Ethiopia. International J. Econ. Energy Environ. 2(2):25.


Sabates-Wheeler R, Devereux S (2010). Cash transfers and high food prices: Explaining outcomes on Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme. Food Policy 35(4):274-285.


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Welteji D, Mohammed K, Hussein K (2017). The contribution of Productive Safety Net Program for food security of the rural households in the case of Bale Zone, Southeast Ethiopia. Agric. Food Security 6(1):53.


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