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

Short Summary of Agricultural Cooperatives in Ethiopia

Agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia have received significant attention by researchers over the past ten years, highlighting their potential strength and limitations (e.g. Bernard et al. 2010, Francesconi 2010). The following short note, Agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia:Results of the 2012 ATA Baseline Survey seeks to provide an updated quantitative assessment of the significance of cooperatives within >> Read more

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

A sit down with Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (video interview)

Khalid Bomba, the CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), recently sat down in a video interview to discuss Ethiopia’s newest agency. Ethiopia may be the site of multiple development projects, but the ATA is a “unique organization” Khalid said during his interview. “The structural issues that constrain the agricultural sector have not been addressed >> Read more