Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: Toward a research agenda

Mestawet Gebru, Roseline Remans, Inge Brouwer, Kaleab Baye, Mequanint Biset Melesse, Namukolo Covic, Fekadu Habtamu, Alem Hadera Abay, Tesfaye Hailu, Kalle Hirvonen, Tarik Kassaye, Gina Kennedy, Carl Lachat, Ferew Lemma, John McDermott, Bart Minten, Tibebu Moges, Fidaku Reta, Eneye Tadesse, Tamene Taye, Ursula Truebswasser, Marrit Vandenberg
ifpri discussion paper
2018

In this paper, we identify research streams to support the operationalizing of such food systems approaches in Ethiopia. To this end, we engaged with stakeholders, reviewed the literature, and applied a food systems framework to research priorities in the Ethiopian context. We develop an initial food systems profile of Ethiopia and identify 25 priority research questions, categorized into three main areas: diagnosis and foresight research, implementation research, and institutional and policy processes...The paper contextualizes the case of Ethiopia within global food systems thinking and thereby aims to stimulate in- and cross-country learning.