What can soil do for you?

In honor of World Soil Day 2015, Shahid Rashid, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, shares some interesting facts in a new video about soil and why caring for it is essential for survival. “All living organisms on the planet depend on soil for their survival…yet, we know very little about soil health," says Rashid. “Degraded soil cannot produce >> 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

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