Strategies for African Agriculture

The new book Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture, Economywide Perspectives from Country Studies, published by IFPRI, builds on and adds to knowledge about why Africa has enjoyed ongoing economic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance since 2000. With the introduction of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) process in 2003 and African >> Read more

Applied Microeconometrics Training (Regional)

ESSP II, EDRI and School of Economics (Addis Ababa University) held a two weeks training at the EDRI Conference Hall on Applied Microeconometrics from June 4 - 15, 2012. The training was organized for 35 regional university students and lecturers and was given by Prof. David Stifel (Visiting Research Fellow, ESSP II). The emphasis of >> Read more

GIS Database Training

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program II of the Ethiopian Development Research institute (EDRI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a three-days training on designing a geodatabase using Arc Diagrammer and introduction to Python. The training was held at the International Livestock Research Institute from May 30 till June 01, 2012 for 19 >> Read more

A Market for Abdu: Creating a Commodity Exchange in Ethiopia

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, chief executive officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), describes how the ECX came about and what it means for Ethiopia’s farmers and traders. Download the essay (PDF 1.5M)