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

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

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

Maize bumper crop triggers reassessment of Ethiopia’s cereal export ban

Eight years ago, the Government of Ethiopia placed an export ban on maize and other major cereal crops. At the time, Ethiopia’s grain prices were three times higher than those on international markets. The government saw the price hikes as a symptom of trade and not high inflation rates, among other factors. But in 2013, >> Read more