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Seed, fertilizer, and agricultural extension in Ethiopia

Over the past two decades, decisionmakers in Ethiopia have pursued a range of policies and investments to boost agricultural production and productivity, particularly with respect to the food staple crops that are critical to reducing poverty in the…

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Disaster response and emergency risk management in Ethiopia

Agrarian communities dependent on rainfall are vulnerable to production shortfalls due to drought and other climatic shocks. The human suffering caused by such shocks is often amplified due to deficiencies in market fundamentals, such as roads,…

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Ethiopian Agriculture

The opportunities and constraints facing Ethiopian agriculture are strongly influenced by geographical location. Ethiopia’s diverse landscape defines certain agricultural production potentials, access to input and output markets, and local population…

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Crop production in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s crop agriculture is complex, involving substantial variation in crops grown across the country’s different regions and ecologies. Five major cereals (teff, wheat, maize, sorghum, and barley) are the core of Ethiopia’s agriculture and food…

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The evolving role of agriculture in Ethiopia's economic development

Ethiopia is changing at an accelerating pace. Major investments in roads are bringing tens of millions of people effectively closer to major urban centers and services. Expansion of telecommunications, especially through cellular phones, likewise has…

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Livestock production and marketing

The livestock sector is an important subsector of Ethiopia’s economy in terms of its contributions to both agricultural value-added and national gross domestic product (GDP). Between 1995/96 and 2005/06, the livestock subsector’s share averaged 24…

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Introduction [in Ethiopian Agriculture]

Indeed, the reality of Ethiopia’s agriculture and food security situation is complex because of variations across space within Ethiopia as well as variations over time due to changes in policies, weather shocks, and other factors. A complete picture…

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