A New Path Forward

“A hungry nation is an angry nation.” -H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro South Sudan’s struggle for independence was long and hard fought. Now the world’s newest nation faces an equally pressing battle, one of providing food, water, and electricity for the South Sudanese people. The country is heavily dependent on emergency aid: “We only have >> Read more

Fertilizer and Soil Fertility Potential in Ethiopia

“In Ethiopia you practically need a soil specialist for every other village.” – Tekalign Mamo, State Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia Bountiful crops do not happen by chance but result from fertile soil, seeds, water, and proper tools; but it all starts with soil.  According to IFPRI’s report, Fertilizer and Soil Fertility Potential in Ethiopia, the >> Read more

New Book to Become Reference for Agricultural Policy in Ethiopia

"The statistical data provided in the book is an important resource for the government in its continual effort to drive agricultural and economic growth." On November 2, 2012, Dr. Shahid Rashid was joined by his co-editor, Dr. Paul Dorosh to launch their new book Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Challenges in Ethiopia’s capital city, >> Read more

The Value in a Baseline Survey

 “There’s a lot of opportunity for the ATA to try things out and experiment, with researchers measuring and evaluating the effect of interventions on farmers.”  -Nick Minot Research for Ethiopia’s Agriculture Policy (REAP) is designed to promote agricultural growth and reduce poverty in Ethiopia. However, both of these targets are complex, requiring comprehensive knowledge of >> Read more