Synopsis: Row planting teff in Ethiopia: Impact on farm-level profitability and labor allocation

ESSP Research Note 59: by Joachim Vandercasteelen, Mekdim Dereje, Bart Minten, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse. Synopsis of Working Paper 92. Abstract: Improved technologies are increasingly being promoted to farmers in sub-Saharan-African countries to address low agricultural productivity in their staple crops.

Synopsis: Cities and agricultural transformation in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 58: by Joachim Vandercasteelen, Seneshaw Tamru, Bart Minten and Johan Swinnen. Synopsis of Working Paper 91. Abstract: Due to the rapid growth of cities in Africa, many more farmers are now living in rural hinterlands in relatively close proximity to cities.

Synopsis: Economy-wide impacts of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)

ESSP Research Note 57: by Mateusz Filipski, J. Edward Taylor, Getachew Ahmed Abegaz, Tadele Ferede, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, and Xinshen Diao. Abstract: The findings from this study reveal that, on an economy-wide basis, the benefits of PSNP significantly exceed the cost of PSNP transfers.

Synopsis: Agricultural prices during drought in Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 56: by Fantu Bachewe, Feiruz Yimer, Bart Minten and Paul Dorosh. Synopsis of Working Paper 88. Abstract: We analyze the evolution of crop and livestock producer prices and wages of unskilled laborers in Ethiopia over the January 2014 to January 2016 period,