The State of Wheat in Ethiopia (infographic)

Wheat farmers are growing and harvesting more wheat than ever before, yet every year, the Ethiopian government spends millions of dollars to import wheat. Can local farmers meet the growing demand for the grain? What factors are limiting farmers from selling more wheat? Researchers took a look at the supply chain (from the farmers to the >> Read more

The Wheat Supply Chain in Ethiopia: Patterns, trends, and policy options

Wheat is the second most important food commodity in Ethiopia as measured by its caloric contribution to the diet. While wheat farmers are producing more than ever before, the demand for the grain has consistently outpaced supply. Each year, Ethiopia imports about a million tons of wheat, a portion of which is subsidized by the >> 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

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