Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the poorest, most populous, and largest countries in Africa that has suffered challenging conditions over the past several decades. Since the 1980s, IFPRI has been collaborating with the Government of Ethiopia to address famine and food insecurity. In 2004, working closely with the government, IFPRI established the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, to provide direct support to the Government of Ethiopia in the development and implementation of its national agricultural development strategy. This partnership has generated a steady stream of high-quality research outputs while increasing human capital in EDRI and other local organizations. In addition, IFPRI’s research contributed substantially to Ethiopia’s agenda-setting for agricultural development. Ethiopia has suffered no recurrence of major famine, and sustained growth in the agricultural sector in the 1990s and 2000s contributed to the country’s overall economic development.

For more on the IFPRI-Ethiopia research and collaborations, please view this brochure and these outcome notes on the ESSP website.

Securing Cereal Availability in Ethiopia

IFPRI’s research in Ethiopia dispelled the commonly believed causes of cereal price hikes: cross-border trade, increased demand for consumption, diversification into high-value crops, and speculative hoarding. In 2006, Ethiopian cereal prices were rising sharply and threatened food security, especially for net cereal purchasers. To develop research-based evidence to inform policy responses to the price spikes, IFPRI conducted a set of studies that examined agricultural production, markets, and prices within the country.

Transformative Collaboration in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the poorest, most populous, and largest countries in Africa. It has suffered challenging conditions over the past several decades such as the 1984 drought combined with civil war that resulted in a catastrophic famine,

Evaluation of Ethiopia Agricultural Growth Program

Upon request from the Ethiopian government and its development partners, ESSP is conducting an evaluation of the Agricultural Growth Program

Computable General Equilibrium Model

To estimate how Ethiopia’s economy might react to certain policy changes, IFPRI and its partners developed, in 2005, the Ethiopian computable general equilibrium (CGE) model

Ethiopia Rural Household Survey

IFPRI has been associated with the collection and analysis of ERHS data since the survey’s first round in 1989, when data on consumption, assets, and income were critical to understanding the household-level response to food insecurity during civil conflict.

Ethiopia National Nutrition Strategy

In 2004, the Ethiopian government made developing a clear and comprehensive national nutrition strategy a top priority, and the Ministry of Agriculture approached IFPRI and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for research and technical support