Foodgrain Consumption and Calorie Intake Patterns in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 23 "Foodgrain Consumption and Calorie Intake Patterns in Ethiopia" by Guush Berhane, Zelekawork Paulos, Kibrom Tafere, and Seneshaw Tamru. Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of consumption patterns and intake of selected foodgrains across rural and urban locations, agroecological zones, and income groups. The research focuses on the six principal staples >> Read more

Intercommodity Price Transmission and Food Price Policies. An Analysis of Ethiopian Cereal Markets

ESSP II Working Paper 22 "Intercommodity Price Transmission and Food Price Policies. An Analysis of Ethiopian Cereal Markets" by Shahidur Rashid. Abstract: Cereal price variability in Ethiopia has worsened in recent years, and some of the earlier liberalizations are being reversed due to the unacceptable economic and political costs of increased price variability. The challenge >> Read more

Policies and Performance of Ethiopian Cereal Markets

ESSP II Working Paper 21 "Policies and Performance of Ethiopian Cereal Markets" by Shahidur Rashid and Asfaw Negassa. Download the pdf (499KB). Find more ESSP Working Papers on the Publication page.

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, Phase II (ESSP II)

ESSP II  The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program - Phase II (ESSP II) is a collaborative program of capacity building, research, policy analysis and knowledge dissemination by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). In order to respond to Ethiopia’s growing development challenges, IFPRI ESSP II and its advisory committee >> Read more

Seed, Fertilizer, and Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 20 "Seed, Fertilizer, and Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia" by David J. Spielman, Dawit Kelemework, and Dawit Alemu. Abstract: Over the past four decades, decision-makers in Ethiopia have pursued a range of policies and investments to boost agricultural production and productivity, particularly with respect to the food staple crops that are critical >> Read more

Sources of Inefficiency and Growth in Agricultural Output in Subsistence Agriculture: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis

ESSP II Working Paper 19 "Sources of Inefficiency and Growth in Agricultural Output in Subsistence Agriculture: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis" by Fantu Nisrane, Guush Berhane, Sinafikeh Asrat, Gerawork Getachew, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse. Abstract: Studying the sources of growth in agricultural production, examining the extent of inefficiency, and identifying the sources of such inefficiency, is >> Read more

Do Limitations in Land Rights Transferability Influence Mobility Rates in Ethiopia?

ESSP II Working Paper 18 "Do Limitations in Land Rights Transferability Influence Mobility Rates in Ethiopia?" by Alan de Brauw and Valerie Muller. Abstract: Migration is considered a pathway out of poverty for many rural households in developing countries. National policies can discourage households from exploiting external employment opportunities through the distortion of capital markets. >> Read more

Ethiopian Agriculture: A Dynamic Geographic Perspective

ESSP II Working Paper 17 "Ethiopian Agriculture: A Dynamic Geographic Perspective" by Jordan Chamberlin and Emily Schmidt . Download the pdf (1897KB). Find more ESSP Working Papers on the Publication page.

Crop Production in Ethiopia: Regional Patterns and Trends

ESSP II Working Paper 16 "Crop Production in Ethiopia: Regional Patterns and Trends" by Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Paul Dorosh, and Sinafikeh Asrat. Abstract: This paper presents an overview of crop agriculture in Ethiopia, focusing mainly on cereal production. Ethiopia’s crop agriculture continues to be dominated by the country’s numerous small farms that cultivate mainly cereals >> Read more

Capacity Building Initiatives for 2011

Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) Support to EDRI SAM/CGE Analysis Support to short-term policy analysis on cereal markets, inflation, and economic growth Joint seminar series International PhD (5) training (planned) Central Statistical Agency (CSA) Support to GIS analysis Federal and regional GIS training Strengthening of data dissemination through REKSS Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Support to >> Read more