ESSP Updates

Synopsis: Food processing, transformation and job creation

ESSP Research Note 63: by Bart Minten, Thomas Assefa, Girum Abebe, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru. Synopsis of Working Paper 96. Abstract: Given the importance of agriculture in developing economies, food processing industries often dominate employment and value addition in the industrial sector in these settings.

An assessment of the livestock economy in mixed crop-livestock production systems in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 101, by Asfaw Negassa, Fantu Bachewe, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, and Mekdim Dereje. Abstract: The livestock subsector has contributed little to the remarkable economic growth recorded in Ethiopia in the last decade.

Better Performing Livestock Systems in Ethiopia: Reviewing the Evidence to Improve Policies

Well-performing livestock systems matter enormously for both income and better nutritional outcomes among smallholder farmers in developing countries.

How should rural financial cooperatives be best organized? Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 100, by Kibrom A. Abay, Bethelhem Koru, Gashaw Tadesse Abate,and Guush Berhane. Abstract: What is the optimal size and composition of Rural Financial Cooperatives (RFCs)?

The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008–2012

ESSP Working Paper 99, by Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, and Neha Kumar. Abstract: Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is a large-scale social protection intervention aimed at improving food security and stabilizing asset levels.