ESSP Updates

Ethiopia’s coffee farmers struggle to realize benefits from international markets

Coffee is one of the most important globally traded agricultural commodities, with consumption occurring mostly in developed countries and production in developing ones. Ethiopia is the biggest exporter of coffee in Africa,

Will sustainable land management mitigate Ethiopia’s land degradation challenges?

Over the last twenty years, the Ethiopian government and a variety of development partners have promoted sustainable land management (SLM) programs to address the threat of land degradation.

Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 110, by Rui Benfica and James Thurlow.  Abstract: This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth,

Shocks, social protection, and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 109, by Erwin Knippenberg and John F. Hoddinott. Abstract:The malign effect of shocks has long been a concern within economics, partly because they result in transitory welfare losses and partly because they may have persistent effects.

Social protection – key to drought resilience?

ESSP's Guush Berhane was part of a panel discussion organized by German Development Institute (GDI/DIE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)in Bonn/Germany on May 31st, 2017