Ethiopia’s 2015 drought: No reason for a famine

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought in over 30 years. Net cereal production from the main (2015/16 meher season) harvest currently underway may fall by 10-20 percent (1.9 to 3.7 million tons) relative to the 2014/15 harvest (December 2015 preliminary estimates based on woreda-level yield data). Households in regions hit particularly hard, including the eastern highlands >> Read more

Patterns of Agricultural Production among Male and Female Holders: Evidence from Agricultural Sample Surveys in Ethiopia

Abstract Gender inequality presents a significant barrier to increasing agricultural production and food security in Ethiopia. The lack of nationally representative sex-disaggregated data and analysis has hindered the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. This report aims to contribute to filling this gap by presenting a gender analysis of the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency’s Agricultural Sample Survey >> Read more

Public Wheat Imports to Ethiopia since 2008

Public interventions in the cereal markets of Ethiopia drastically declined after the country embarked on market liberalization in the late 1990s. The government’s share in domestic cereal markets fell from around 40 percent in the 1980s to about four percent by the end of the 1990s and averaged less than two percent from 2001-2007. More >> Read more

The Economywide Effects of Teff, Wheat, and Maize Production Increases in Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia is investing significant public resources to increase overall national production of teff, wheat, and maize. To better understand the likely economywide effects of increases of between 12 and 14 percent in the national production of these cereals, a set of production increase scenarios for each crop were run using a computable >> Read more