Ethiopia’s coffee farmers struggle to realize benefits from international markets

Coffee is one of the most important globally traded agricultural commodities, with consumption occurring mostly in developed countries and production in developing ones. Ethiopia is the biggest exporter of coffee in Africa,

Will sustainable land management mitigate Ethiopia’s land degradation challenges?

Over the last twenty years, the Ethiopian government and a variety of development partners have promoted sustainable land management (SLM) programs to address the threat of land degradation.

Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 110, by Rui Benfica and James Thurlow.  Abstract: This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth,

Shocks, social protection, and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 109, by Erwin Knippenberg and John F. Hoddinott. Abstract:The malign effect of shocks has long been a concern within economics, partly because they result in transitory welfare losses and partly because they may have persistent effects.

Social protection – key to drought resilience?

ESSP's Guush Berhane was part of a panel discussion organized by German Development Institute (GDI/DIE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)in Bonn/Germany on May 31st, 2017

Shocks, social protection and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

A presentation on  "Shocks, social protection and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia" was given by Erwin Knippenberg (co-authored by John Hoddinott) of Cornell University

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

ESSP Research Note 68: by Emily Schmidt and Fanaye Tadesse . Synopsis of Working Paper 103. Abstract: Agricultural productivity in Ethiopia’s highlands, the country’s breadbasket, is threatened by severe land degradation.

The rising costs of animal-source foods in Ethiopia: Evidence and implications

ESSP Working Paper 108, by Fantu Bachewe, Bart Minten, and Feiruz Yimer. Abstract: In many developing countries in which staple foods dominate the composition of diets, higher consumption of animal-source foods (ASF)

EEA Pre-Conference Training

IFPRI-ESSP and the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) organized three short term training on; "Computable General Equilibrium” (CGE) modeling, introduction to GIS (with applications to the livestock sector) and writing, presenting and publishing for development economists,

15th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) International Annual Conference, co-organized by IFPRI-ESSP, was held on 20-22 July, 2017 in Addis Ababa.