ESSP Updates

The state of agricultural extension services in Ethiopia and their contribution to agricultural productivity

ESSP Working Paper 118, by Guush Berhane, Catherine Ragasa, Gashaw Tadesse Abate, and Thomas Woldu Assefa. Abstract: We document the state of the extension system in Ethiopia and review the empirical evidence

CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) Training 2018

ESSP/IFPRI delivered a two-weeks training course on CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) modeling with application on the future of Ethiopian agriculture in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU) from April 16 till April 27, 2018.

Evolving food systems in Ethiopia: Past, present and future

ESSP Working Paper 117, by Bart Minten, Mekdim Dereje, Fantu Bachewe, and Seneshaw Tamru. Abstract: Ethiopia’s food systems are rapidly evolving, being driven by major contextual changes including high population growth, rapid urbanization, infrastructure investments, and income growth.

Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: Toward a research agenda

IFPRI Discussion paper 01720. Absract: In this paper, we identify research streams to support the operationalizing of such food systems approaches in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian economy grows, but diets are still poor

A new Ethiopia has emerged in recent years. A potent combination of increased agricultural productivity, urbanization, and economic growth has improved the standard of living for many Ethiopians. As a result, diets are changing as well, but not entirely in positive ways.