ESSP Updates

The sustainable land management program in the Ethiopian highlands: An evaluation of its impact on crop production

ESSP Working Paper 103, by Emily Schmidt, and Fanaye Tadesse. Abstract: Agricultural productivity in the highlands of Ethiopia is threatened by severe land degradation, resulting in significant reductions in agricultural GDP.

Pathways Less Explored – Locus of Control and Technology Adoption

Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse of ESSP gave a presentation on Pathways Less Explored – Locus of Control and Technology Adoption at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) on March 24, 2017.

The Sustainable Land Management Program in the Ethiopian highlands: An evaluation of its impact on crop production

Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the Ethiopian economy with 75 percent of the total population employed in the sector in 2012/13, and 86 percent living in rural areas.

Secondary towns, agricultural prices, and intensification: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 102, by Joachim Vandercasteelen, Seneshaw Tamru, Bart Minten, and Johan Swinnen. Abstract: Urbanization is happening fast in the developing world and especially so in sub-Saharan Africa where growth rates of cities are among the highest in the world.

The rapid uptake of agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia: Patterns, implications and challenges

Ethiopia’s rapid adoption of agricultural mechanization, albeit from a low base, has been of particular interest over the last few years.