Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System

In September, Dr. Shahid Khandker, IFPRI visiting Senior Research Fellow, conducted two trainings at the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) on developing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. The first training was geared towards policy makers and senior staff at ATA while the second training was targeted to policy analysts and project managers. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in >> Read more

The Wheat Supply Chain in Ethiopia: Patterns, trends, and policy options

Wheat is the second most important food commodity in Ethiopia as measured by its caloric contribution to the diet. While wheat farmers are producing more than ever before, the demand for the grain has consistently outpaced supply. Each year, Ethiopia imports about a million tons of wheat, a portion of which is subsidized by the >> Read more

The Right Stuff

Ethiopian farmers have long relied on just two kinds of fertilizer to boost nutrients in their depleted soils. Now, they are finally getting more choices. You wouldn’t use the same ingredients to bake bread as you would to make soup. The ingredients vary depending on your recipe. It’s no different for soil. Different crops grown >> Read more

Ethiopia’s First Blend: The story of Ethiopia’s first fertilizer blending facility (Video)

"Soil is the resource base for survival," said Prof. Tekalign Mamo, State Minister, Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, and EthioSIS Program leader, in a recent video interview. Watch the video to learn about Ethiopia's first fertilizer blending facility, which was inaugurated on June 1, 2014. The facility, along with four more under construction, will play a leading >> Read more