From the Ground Up: Ethiopia Has a Plan to Transform Agriculture

Article in IFPRI INSIGHTS Magazine focuses on the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and why the ATA is modeled after similar agencies in Asia.   Ethiopia, one of Africa’s  poorest countries, is betting big on agriculture. The roots of this policy shift were sown during the 2007–2008 global food crisis, which jolted many countries into rethinking their >> Read more

Fertilizer and Soil Fertility Potential in Ethiopia

“In Ethiopia you practically need a soil specialist for every other village.” – Tekalign Mamo, State Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia Bountiful crops do not happen by chance but result from fertile soil, seeds, water, and proper tools; but it all starts with soil.  According to IFPRI’s report, Fertilizer and Soil Fertility Potential in Ethiopia, the >> Read more

New Book to Become Reference for Agricultural Policy in Ethiopia

"The statistical data provided in the book is an important resource for the government in its continual effort to drive agricultural and economic growth." On November 2, 2012, Dr. Shahid Rashid was joined by his co-editor, Dr. Paul Dorosh to launch their new book Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Challenges in Ethiopia’s capital city, >> Read more