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

Implications of Land Policies for Rural-Urban Linkages and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 15 "Implications of Land Policies for Rural-urban Linkages and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia" by Getnet Alemu Zewdu and Mehrab Melak. Abstract: Rural-urban linkages (RUL) and rural-urban migration are key components in rural transformation—an important step toward industrial growth. Post-Keynesian development theory has recognized the central role of intersectoral linkage between agricultural >> Read more

The Rural-Urban Transformation in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 13 "The Rural-Urban Transformation in Ethiopia" by Paul Dorosh and Emily Schmidt. Abstract: Although Ethiopia‘s economy has grown rapidly over the past decade and urbanization is increasing, the country‘s economic and spatial transformation has only just begun. Ethiopia‘s share of agriculture in GDP in 2006 (48 percent) was the highest in >> Read more

Food Demand Elasticities in Ethiopia: Estimates Using Household Income Consumption Expenditure (HICE) Survey Data

ESSP II Working Paper 11 "Food Demand Elasticities in Ethiopia: Estimates Using Household Income Consumption Expenditure (HICE) Survey Data" by Kibrom Tafere, Zelekawork Paulos, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Negussie Tefera, and Seneshaw Tamru. Abstract: How households adjust their consumption in response to changes in prices and income is crucial determinant of the effects of various shocks >> Read more