Changing performance long-term with GIS technology

The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) plays a critical role in collecting data. Since 2009, ESSP has worked closely with the GIS department at CSA to create the first Population and Housing Census Atlas using geographic information systems (GIS) software in order to map important population characteristics by woreda.

Intermediate GIS Training – Wondo Genet

As part of ESSP’s ongoing commitment to training, a 4-day  GIS training course was delivered in March 2015 at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, part of Hawassa University. 11 lecturers, 1 MSc and 4 PhD students participated in the training.  The dean of the college, Dr. Girma Mengesha, was grateful for the >> Read more

Demand for GIS training ranked high among university lecturers

During mid-January, GIS training was delivered at Mekelle University to lecturers of postgraduate students.  In total there were 12 participants. The training delivery was shared between Hailu Shiferaw and Helina Tilahun, who work for ESSP, a collaborative program between IFPRI and EDRI (Ethiopian Development Research Institute). Following the 4-day training course, the Vice President for >> Read more

New ESSP Publication: ‘A Spatial Assessment of Livestock Production and Market Access’

ESSP Research Note 19 "A Spatial Assessment of Livestock Production and Market Access" by Helina Tilahun and Emily Schmidt. Summary of ESSP II Working Paper 44. This study links smallholder livestock production data from the Agricultural Census (2001/02) and annual CSA agricultural sample survey with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data on land cover, city population, >> Read more