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2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. Drawing on rigorous research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions: How can middle income countries, which despite becoming more affluent are still home >> Read more

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New Video: Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP)

Listen and watch Bart Minten (Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader) to see how ESSP works in Ethiopia, fostering close links with the local community and policy makers to generate effective research themes.    6 themes have been identified: Agricultural Transformation Value Chains Agricultural prices and Food Prices Land and Water Management Risk Productive Safety Net >> Read more

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Agricultural production and children’s diets

On February 20, 2015, a short presentation on the relationship between children’s diet diversity, household production diversity and market access was delivered by Kalle Hirvonen at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) from ESSP. In total, 51 people from a wide range of alliances attended, indicating a particular interest in this important topic for Ethiopia. >> Read more

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Synopsis: Social networks and factor markets: Panel data evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 37."Synopsis: Social networks and factor markets: Panel data evidence from Ethiopia ?" by Abay, Kibrom A., Kahsay, Goytom A. and Berhane, Guush Summary of ESSP Working Paper 68. In the absence of well-established factor markets, the roles of indigenous institutions and social networks as mobilizing factors for agricultural production can be substantial. We investigate the role of >> Read more

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Childhood shocks, safety nets and cognitive skills

ESSP Working Paper 73. "Childhood shocks, safety nets and cognitive skills " by Berhane, Guush, Abay, Mehari Hiluf and Woldehanna, Tassew Abstract: A growing body of evidence emphasizes that shocks in early childhood can have irreversible effects on long-term child welfare and poverty. A number of studies have investigated the effects of shocks on child nutrition and health. However, >> Read more