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

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