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 Economywide Effects of Teff, Wheat, and Maize Production Increases in Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia is investing significant public resources to increase overall national production of teff, wheat, and maize. To better understand the likely economywide effects of increases of between 12 and 14 percent in the national production of these cereals, a set of production increase scenarios for each crop were run using a computable >> Read more

Direct Seed Marketing Program in Ethiopia in 2013

An Operational Evaluation to Guide Seed-Sector Reform In 2013 the Bureaus of Agriculture in the regional states of Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples of Ethiopia supported a program of direct marketing of certified seed by seed producers to farmers across 31 woredas (districts). This program stands in contrast to the dominant procedure >> Read more

The Impact of the Use of New Technologies on Farmers’ Wheat Yield in Ethiopia: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial

This study examines the impact of the Wheat Initiative technology package on 482 wheat growers in the highlands of Ethiopia. The package includes improved wheat seed, a lower seeding density, row planting, fertilizer recommendations, and marketing assistance. The sample of 482 wheat growers was randomly assigned to one of three groups: the full-package intervention group, >> Read more