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.

ESSP Newsletter January – March 2018

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is pleased to present you its quarterly newsletter for the month of January – March 2018. The newsletter highlights the program’s policy related research on ‘Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia’, summarizes the upcoming events  for the months of April – June 2018, recent presentations and latest publications. Read >> Read more

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

A presentation on "The state and contribution of extension services to agricultural productivity in Ethiopia" was given by Guush Berhane of IFPRI-ESSP

The impact of large-scale social protection interventions on grain prices in poor countries: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 116, by John Hoddinott, David Stifel, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten. Abstract: There has long been concern that cash and in-kind transfers might affect prices in developing country food markets.

2018 Global food policy report

IFPRI's flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018 at the global and regional levels. This year's report looks at the impacts of greater global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge

Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates

ESSP Working Paper 115, by Fantu Bachewe, Bart Minten, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Karl Pauw, Alethia Cameron, and Tirsit Genye Endaylalu. Abstract: Storage losses at the farm are often assumed to be an important contributor to presumed large postharvest losses in developing countries.

International Women’s Day 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, IFPRI has created a landing page of highlights of recent work related to closing gender gaps in agriculture, poverty, and health around the world. For more details please click here.  

Impact of Ethiopia’s 2015 drought on child undernutrition

ESSP Working Paper 114, by Kalle Hirvonen, Thomas Pave Sohnesen, and Tom Bundervoet. Abstract: In 2015, Ethiopia experienced one of its worst droughts in decades. Using nationally representative data from before and after this event,

IFPRI by the Numbers

For more than 40 years, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been providing research-based policy solutions to reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.