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

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

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