Input Use in Ethiopia: Results of the 2012 ATA Baseline Survey

Source: Flickr/ILRI. Preparing the land for planting season.

The use of modern agricultural inputs is considered the key to increasing crop yields in Ethiopia.  The government places a high priority on making modern inputs, particularly fertilizer and improved seed, more available to farmers.  This report describes the patterns of use of agricultural inputs by farmers in Ethiopia.The report is based on the 2012 Baseline Survey carried out by the International Food Policy Research Institute for the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).  The ATA Baseline Survey included a household survey, a community survey, and a cooperative survey.  This report is based on the results of the household survey.

The household survey used a stratified random sample of 3,000 farm households in the four main regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromiya, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s (SNNP) region.  The households sampled were dispersed across 100 woredas and 200 kebeles.  In order to gather in-depth information on the 83 woredas initially identified as the ATA zone, these woredas are oversampled.  In other words, 67 of the 83 ATA woredas were selected to be included in the sample.


Read the full report here.