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Reducing The Maize Yield Gap In Ethiopia: Analysis And Policy Simulation

Ethiopia can be considered a success story for maize production as, apart from South Africa, it is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa that has shown substantial progress in maize productivity and input use. After a period of limited growth, y...

Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Rice Production in Fogera District of Ethiopia: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

The aim of this paper is to analyze the technical efficiency of rice production in Fogera District of Ethiopia. To do so, the stochastic frontier approach was employed on data collected from 200 sample households in the 2015/16 production year. A...

Foreign Exchange Rationing and Wheat Markets in Ethiopia

This paper examines the developments in Ethiopia’s wheat markets, including the links between international and domestic prices for wheat, the implications of foreign exchange rationing (that effectively stopped private sector wheat imports), and ...

Dynamics of Poverty and Well-being in Ethiopia: An Introduction to a Special Issue of the Ethiopian Journal of Economics

Understanding change is critical to policy formulation. Who benefits, who loses from change, and what causes change are core policy questions. Panel data are central to understanding change, and this special issue of the journal is devoted to five...

A Profile of Food Insecurity Dynamics in Rural and Small Town Ethiopia

This paper documents the state of food insecurity in Ethiopia based on information from a large sample of households representative of all rural and small-town areas of Ethiopia. The data, which cover nearly 4,000 households, were collected in 201...

Analysis of Households Vulnerability and Food Insecurity in Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia: Using Value at Risk Analysis

This study examines household’s food insecurity and the extent of future vulnerability in Amhara region, using WMS and HCES of CSA. Calorie method was employed to determine food insecurity. In addition to descriptive statistics, GLS application fo...

Dynamics of Food Price Inflation in Eastern Ethiopia: A Meso Macro Modeling

High inflationary pressure especially in food price has been a top agenda in many developing countries since the last decade as it has been hindering their socioeconomic development. Though Ethiopia is achieving an encouraging economic growth in ...

Agricultural Technology Adoption and Rural Poverty: A Study on Smallholders in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Poverty has remained to be the major development and policy challenge in Ethiopia. Studies indicate that poverty is higher in rural areas in all its measures. Since smallholder agriculture is the mainstay of rural dwellers, policies of the country...

The Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Farmers in Teff, Maize and Sorghum Production: Empirical Evidence from Central Zone of Tigray Region

This study is made to examine the technical efficiency of farmers in Teff, Maize, and Sorghum production in the Central Zone of Tigray. The study used primary data collected from a sample of farm households selected using a combination of probabil...

Analysis of Factors That Dictate Farmers to Sell Their Produces Early: Implication for Seasonal Price Fluctuation

In Ethiopia, agricultural markets are characterized by seasonal price fluctuations as price seasonality is a fact of life in any agrarian production system. Prices of agricultural crops typically fall immediately after harvest and rise gradually t...

The Dynamics of Poverty and Vulnerability in Rural Ethiopia

This study investigates the dynamics of poverty and vulnerability and identifies the sources of poverty and correlates vulnerability to poverty in rural Ethiopia. The results clearly point out that depth and severity of poverty were considerably ...

Pastoralism and Development in Ethiopia

Pastoralism occupies a quarter of the world land area which is predominantly arid and semi-arid and supports tens of millions of pastoral households in which 60% are found in Africa. Pastoralism is an economic activity and land use system with i...

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