ESSP Updates

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Impact Evaluation Training

On November 26-28, 2014, IFPRI in conjunction with ESSP, delivered impact evaluation training to over 35 participants who were committed to extend their knowledge and skills.  This 3-day training workshop, held at the IRLI campus in Addis Ababa, had been organized as part of IFPRI’s “3iE research project” on the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) >> Read more

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Agricultural Production and Children’s Diets

ESSP Working Paper 69. "Agriculutral Production and Children's Diets" by Hirvonen, Kalle and Hoddinott, John F. Abstract: We study the relationship between pre-school children’s food consumption and household agricultural production. Using a large household survey from rural Ethiopia, we find that increasing household production diversity leads to considerable improvements in children’s diet diversity. However, we also document how >> Read more

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Understanding the Impact of Remoteness

A comprehensive survey is being conducted now until January 2015 to measure the impact of high transportation costs on agricultural technology adoption, productivity, commercial surplus, off-farm markets and welfare.  850 households are being interviewed along a steep transport gradient in a remote area of Ethiopia (west of Lake Tana). The analysis will enable us to >> Read more

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Social Networks and Factor Markets: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 68. "Social Networks and Factor Markets: Panel Data Evidence from Ethiopia" by Kibrom A. Abay, Goytom A. Kahsay, and Guush Berhane Abstract: In the absence of well-established factor markets, the role of indigenous institutions and social networks can be substantial for mobilizing factors for agricultural production. We investigate the role of an indigenous social network >> Read more

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Who benefits from rapidly increasing Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS)? Evidence from coffee in Ethiopia

Homepage content On October 17, 2014, Bart Minten, Mekdim Dereje, Ermias Engida and Seneshaw Tamru delivered a presentation at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) in Addis Ababa on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) for coffee in Ethiopia. There is a growing global emphasis on VSS practices in response to social and environmental pressure as well as >> Read more