ESSP Updates


Agricultural production and children’s diets

On February 20, 2015, a short presentation on the relationship between children’s diet diversity, household production diversity and market access was delivered by Kalle Hirvonen at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) from ESSP. In total, 51 people from a wide range of alliances attended, indicating a particular interest in this important topic for Ethiopia. >> Read more


Synopsis: Social networks and factor markets: Panel data evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 37."Synopsis: Social networks and factor markets: Panel data evidence from Ethiopia ?" by Abay, Kibrom A., Kahsay, Goytom A. and Berhane, Guush Summary of ESSP Working Paper 68. In the absence of well-established factor markets, the roles of indigenous institutions and social networks as mobilizing factors for agricultural production can be substantial. We investigate the role of >> Read more


Childhood shocks, safety nets and cognitive skills

ESSP Working Paper 73. "Childhood shocks, safety nets and cognitive skills " by Berhane, Guush, Abay, Mehari Hiluf and Woldehanna, Tassew Abstract: A growing body of evidence emphasizes that shocks in early childhood can have irreversible effects on long-term child welfare and poverty. A number of studies have investigated the effects of shocks on child nutrition and health. However, >> Read more


Synopsis: Can agricultural traders be trusted?

ESSP Research Note 36."Synopsis: Can agricultural traders be trusted?" by Assefa, Thomas Woldu and Minten, Bart Summary of ESSP Working Paper 72. Traditional food marketing systems in developing countries are often not trusted. In consequence, policy makers frequently try to regulate them and modern market arrangements increasingly are emerging that seek to address some of their presumed deficiencies. >> Read more

ESSP Brochure 2015

NEW IFPRI ESSP Brochure 2015

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is a collaborative program undertaken by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). The newIFPRI ESSP Brochure 2015 summerizes: The Program Objectives Strategic Policy Research Areas Capacity Strengthening and Outreach National Advisory committee Collaboration and Partnerships Download PDF