ESSP Updates

Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates

A presentation on "Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates" was given by Fantu Nisrane Bachewe of IFPRI-ESSP at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) on October 20, 2017.

Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies

ESSP Working Paper 112, by Kalle Hirvonen, Anne Bossuyt, and Remy Pigois. Abstract: Social protection policies typically involve multiple sectors, ranging from food security to health care.

Improvements in living conditions in Ethiopia between 2000 and 2016: Evidence from Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data

ESSP Research Note 69: by Kalle Hirvonen. Abstract: This research shows how basic living conditions have improved markedly since 2000, albeit somewhat unevenly, with urban areas witnessing the greatest improvements.

Farm size, food security, and welfare: Descriptive evidence from the Ethiopian highlands

ESSP Working Paper 111, by Kibrewossen Abay, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten Abstract: A growing rural population combined with limited scope for further land expansion and slow movement out of agriculture means that average farm sizes are decreasing in Ethiopia.

Fair Trade but not fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia

Global trade in Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) such as Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee has seen remarkable growth, especially over the past decade. But in Ethiopia the benefits for small coffee farmers haven’t been as significant as may be widely perceived.