ESSP Updates

ESSP Newsletter April – June 2016

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) presents its quarterly Newsletter for the months of April - June 2016. The Newsletter summarizes the upcoming vents for the next three months, recent presentation, latest publications of the program, policy related activities and more... Read More >>

How big are post-harvest losses in Ethiopia? Evidence from teff

ESSP Working Paper 93, by Bart Minten, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru . Abstract: Based on a unique large-scale data set on teff production and marketing, Ethiopia’s most important cash crop, we study post-harvest losses in rural-urban value chains,

Synopsis: Cities and agricultural transformation in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 58: by Joachim Vandercasteelen, Seneshaw Tamru, Bart Minten and Johan Swinnen. Synopsis of Working Paper 91. Abstract: Due to the rapid growth of cities in Africa, many more farmers are now living in rural hinterlands in relatively close proximity to cities.

Synopsis: Economy-wide impacts of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)

ESSP Research Note 57: by Mateusz Filipski, J. Edward Taylor, Getachew Ahmed Abegaz, Tadele Ferede, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, and Xinshen Diao. Abstract: The findings from this study reveal that, on an economy-wide basis, the benefits of PSNP significantly exceed the cost of PSNP transfers.

Row planting teff in Ethiopia: Impact on farm-level profitability and labor allocation

ESSP Working Paper 92, by Joachim Vandercasteelen, Mekdim Dereje, Bart Minten, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse. Abstract: Improved technologies are increasingly promoted to farmers in sub-Saharan-African countries to address low agricultural productivity in their staple crops.