The Third Edition of REAP’s Project Newsletter

Dear Readers, As I look back at the work that we have accomplished this past year, I am very grateful to our team in Ethiopia and Washington, D.C. for their hard work and dedication. The partnership between IFPRI-REAP and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has continued to grow, and together, we have accomplished a >> Read more

Q&A with Shahid Rashid: A look back at 2014

What are some of the major projects from 2014? I would highlight four main projects this year. The first is the wheat evaluation that we did for the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), which led to some really serious discussions between the ATA, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Commerce about reforming the >> Read more

IFPRI trains local analysts in the use of a new multi-market model

Over the past several years, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) have launched programs to boost the production of staple crops in Ethiopia. It can be difficult to predict the effects that these interventions will have on supply, demand, and prices. So Nick Minot, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, developed >> Read more

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