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

Transforming Landscapes and Soil Health for Increased Agricultural Productivity: Experiences from Ethiopia

On November 7, 2014, Prof. Tekalign Mamo, State Minister and Minister’s Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia will give a seminar at the International Food Policy Research Institute on several soil projects underway in Ethiopia. Read the abstract for the seminar below. If you are interested in joining virtually, please see the instruction to join via GoToMeeting at >> Read more

Changing Hands: A new model for selling seeds to farmers in Ethiopia

For farmers in Ethiopia, buying improved seeds through the formal system has not always been reliable. Sometimes seeds are delivered too late for the planting season or the wrong type of seed is delivered; often there are seed shortages, and the seed quality can be low. “Farmers have limited options to access improved seed beyond >> Read more