The Barley Value Chain in Ethiopia

There’s a growing demand for malt barley in Ethiopia. The question is who should meet this new demand? There are two types of barley that farmers grow in Ethiopia: food barley and malt barley. The majority of barley that farmers grow is food barley and it is the main ingredient for several staple dishes such >> 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

Patterns of Agricultural Production among Male and Female Holders: Evidence from Agricultural Sample Surveys in Ethiopia

Abstract Gender inequality presents a significant barrier to increasing agricultural production and food security in Ethiopia. The lack of nationally representative sex-disaggregated data and analysis has hindered the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. This report aims to contribute to filling this gap by presenting a gender analysis of the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency’s Agricultural Sample Survey >> Read more

Public Wheat Imports to Ethiopia since 2008

Public interventions in the cereal markets of Ethiopia drastically declined after the country embarked on market liberalization in the late 1990s. The government’s share in domestic cereal markets fell from around 40 percent in the 1980s to about four percent by the end of the 1990s and averaged less than two percent from 2001-2007. More >> Read more