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. 

Synopsis: Food processing, transformation and job creation

ESSP Research Note 63: by Bart Minten, Thomas Assefa, Girum Abebe, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru. Synopsis of Working Paper 96. Abstract: Given the importance of agriculture in developing economies, food processing industries often dominate employment and value addition in the industrial sector in these settings.