Woreda-Level Crop Production Rankings in Ethiopia

A detailed understanding of farm production at the woreda-level is essential to plan and evaluate interventions because many agricultural policy decisions are implemented at this level.  Unfortunately, there are no nationally representative woreda-level agricultural production statistics in Ethiopia.  Even though the largest Ethiopian agricultural data survey, the Agricultural Sample Survey (AgSS), interviews approximately 40,000 agricultural >> Read more

The Third Edition of REAP’s Project Newsletter

Dear Readers, As I look back at the work that we have accomplished this past year, I am very grateful to our team in Ethiopia and Washington, D.C. for their hard work and dedication. The partnership between IFPRI-REAP and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has continued to grow, and together, we have accomplished a >> Read more

Q&A with Shahid Rashid: A look back at 2014

What are some of the major projects from 2014? I would highlight four main projects this year. The first is the wheat evaluation that we did for the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), which led to some really serious discussions between the ATA, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Commerce about reforming the >> Read more

IFPRI trains local analysts in the use of a new multi-market model

Over the past several years, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) have launched programs to boost the production of staple crops in Ethiopia. It can be difficult to predict the effects that these interventions will have on supply, demand, and prices. So Nick Minot, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, developed >> Read more