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Review of the Agricultural Strategy in Ethiopia

I recently conducted a review of agricultural policies in Ethiopia, focusing on food production and commercialization.  The work was funded by DFID and conducted for the Prime Minister's Economic Advisor. The brief was specific but allowed us to focus more broadly on the overall development strategy pursued, as growth, led by agriculture is the stated government policy. The following papers and briefing notes were the result of this work:

Summary Paper

Stefan Dercon, Ruth Vargas Hill and Andrew Zeitin, “In Search of a Strategy:  Rethinking Agriculture-led Growth in Ethiopia”, Synthesis Paper prepared as part of a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia, May 2009, Oxford University

Core Papers

Dercon, S. and Zeitlin. A. 2009. “Rethinking Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia: A Conceptual Discussion.” Paper prepared as part of a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Dercon, S. and Hill, R.V. 2009, “Growth from Agriculture in Ethiopia: Identifying Key Constraints”. Paper prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Background Notes and Papers

Allen, R.C., 2008, Ethiopian agriculture in a world-historical context. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Bernard, T. 2008. “Cooperatives for Smallholders’ Grain Commercialization in Ethiopia. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Eberhardt, M. 2008, Cereal production in Ethiopia – a brief historical overview of land under cultivation and yields. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Deininger, K. 2008, Land Policy Perspectives. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Hoddinott, J., 2008, Thoughts on the study of growth and agriculture in Ethiopia. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Otsuka, K. 2008. “Strategy for agricultural growth in Ethiopia.” Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Park, A. 2008. “Agricultural development in China: Lessons for Ethiopia.” Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Rashid, S. and Dorosh. P. 2008. “The Interplay of Public Policy and Grain Market Behavior in Ethiopia.” Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Rijkers, B., Söderbom, M., and Teal, F. 2008. “Rural non-farm enterprises in Ethiopia: Challenges and prospects.” Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Seyoum Taffesse, A. 2008. “Decomposition of growth in cereal production in Ethiopia.” Background paper prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Spielman, D. 2008. “Encouraging economic growth in Ethiopia: Perspectives on agricultural input markets, agricultural extension and advisory services, and agricultural education and training.” Background paper prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.

Woldehanna, Tassew, 2008, “Role of urbanization and non-agricultural sector for agricultural development”. Background note prepared for a study on Agriculture and Growth in Ethiopia.