Structural Change and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia: Economy-wide analysis of the evolving role of agriculture

ESSP Working Paper 123, by Paul Dorosh, James Thurlow, Frehiwot Worku Kebede, Tadele Ferede, and Alemayehu S. Taffesse. Abstract: The effectiveness of agricultural growth in reducing poverty at the national level depends on several factors,

The Evolving Livestock Sector in Ethiopia: Growth by heads, not by productivity

ESSP Working Paper 122, by Fantu Bachewe, Bart Minten, Fanaye Tadesse, and Alemayehu S. Taffesse Abstract: Livestock is important in Ethiopia’s agricultural economy as almost all farmers own some livestock. Livestock assets are valued at 720 USD per farm on average.

Investing in wet mills and washed coffee in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 121, by Seneshaw Tamru and Bart Minten. Abstract: Local value addition in developing countries is often aimed at for the upgrading of agricultural value chains since it is assumed that doing so will make farmers better off.

Book launch: Exploring the importance of teff to Ethiopia’s economy

Teff is the single most important crop in Ethiopia: 43 percent of all farmers grow it. It is the biggest cash crop in the country—the value of its commercial surplus (CS) is equal to the value of the CS of all other cereals combined.