From Farm to Table

 Looking at the wheat and malt barley value chains in Ethiopia Wheat is a staple for Ethiopia, but, about 20-35 percent of the wheat consumed is imported. As “consumption preferences” have changed, more Ethiopians are buying bread and other wheat products in higher quantities than before.  “Raising the productivity of wheat would go a long >> Read more

Changing Hands: A new model for selling seeds to farmers in Ethiopia

For farmers in Ethiopia, buying improved seeds through the formal system has not always been reliable. Sometimes seeds are delivered too late for the planting season or the wrong type of seed is delivered; often there are seed shortages, and the seed quality can be low. “Farmers have limited options to access improved seed beyond >> Read more

A Recipe for Success: Introducing fertilizer blends to farmers in Ethiopia

On June 1, 2014, the first fertilizer blending facility in Ethiopia was inaugurated in the Oromia region at the Becho-Woliso Farmers’ Cooperative Union. The facility, along with four more under construction, will play a leading role in supplying farmers with fertilizer blends that target missing nutrients in their soil. The years leading up to the inauguration included >> Read more

The Second Edition of REAP’s Project Newsletter

Volume two of Research for Ethiopia's Agriculture Policy's (REAP's) project newsletter is now available for download. Read the new edition to learn about the latest project updates. We are excited to announce that REAP is preparing to launch its new website on October 1, 2014! Designed with a fresh look and easy navigation, we hope you’ll >> Read more