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

The Right Stuff

Ethiopian farmers have long relied on just two kinds of fertilizer to boost nutrients in their depleted soils. Now, they are finally getting more choices. You wouldn’t use the same ingredients to bake bread as you would to make soup. The ingredients vary depending on your recipe. It’s no different for soil. Different crops grown >> Read more

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

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