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

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

Role of Agricultural Cooperatives and Storage in Rural Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, grain prices fluctuate much more than prices in the international grain markets, and since the 2008 world food crisis, Ethiopia’s grain prices have become even more volatile than before. Many Ethiopians rely on maize, wheat, teff, and sorghum as staple foods, but unsteady prices can hamper consumers’ ability to buy enough grains to >> Read more