NEW IFPRI-ESSP Brochure 2018

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).

Consumption of Animal-source Foods in Ethiopia: Patterns, Changes, and Determinants

ESSP Working Paper 113, by Getachew Ahmed Abegaz, Ibrahim Worku Hassen, and Bart Minten. Abstract: Using unique nationally representative household consumption data sets that extend from 1995/96 to 2010/11,

ESSP Newsletter October – December 2017

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is pleased to present you its quarterly newsletter for the months of October - December 2017. The newsletter highlights the program's policy related research on ‘Complementarities between social protection and health care policies'; 

The Future of Ethiopia’s Agriculture: Towards a Resilient System to End Hunger and Undernutrition

This post has been updated with a meeting synopsis from the compact 2025 blog post. IFPRI, Compact 2025, RED&FS and EDRI held a conference on “The Future of Ethiopia’s Agriculture: Towards a Resilient System to End Hunger and Undernutrition”

South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization

IFPRI, CIMMYT and the Ethiopian Agricultural Mechanization Forum, conducted a conference on “South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization”

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

A presentation on "Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates" was given by Fantu Nisrane Bachewe of IFPRI-ESSP at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) on October 20, 2017.

Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies

ESSP Working Paper 112, by Kalle Hirvonen, Anne Bossuyt, and Remy Pigois. Abstract: Social protection policies typically involve multiple sectors, ranging from food security to health care.

Improvements in living conditions in Ethiopia between 2000 and 2016: Evidence from Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data

ESSP Research Note 69: by Kalle Hirvonen. Abstract: This research shows how basic living conditions have improved markedly since 2000, albeit somewhat unevenly, with urban areas witnessing the greatest improvements.

Farm size, food security, and welfare: Descriptive evidence from the Ethiopian highlands

ESSP Working Paper 111, by Kibrewossen Abay, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten Abstract: A growing rural population combined with limited scope for further land expansion and slow movement out of agriculture means that average farm sizes are decreasing in Ethiopia.

Fair Trade but not fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia

Global trade in Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) such as Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee has seen remarkable growth, especially over the past decade. But in Ethiopia the benefits for small coffee farmers haven’t been as significant as may be widely perceived.