Working Papers

Agricultural prices during drought in Ethiopia: An updated assessment using national producer data (January 2014 to June 2016

ESSP Working Paper 97, by Fantu Bachewe, Feiruz Yimer, and Bart Minten . Abstract: Expanding and extending an earlier assessment (ESSP Working Paper 88, April 2016), we analyze the evolution of crop and livestock producer prices

Food processing, transformation, and job creation: The case of Ethiopia’s enjera markets

ESSP Working Paper 96, by Bart Minten, Thomas Assefa, Girum Abebe, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru. Abstract: Given the importance of agriculture in developing economies, food processing industries often dominate the industrial sector when considering employment and value addition in these settings.

Cash crops and food security: Evidence from Ethiopian smallholder coffee producers

ESSP Working Paper 95, by Tadesse Kuma, Mekdim Dereje, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten. Abstract: One of the key questions in food policy debates in the last decades has been the role of cash cropping for achieving food security in low income countries.

The rapid expansion of herbicide use in smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia: Patterns, drivers, and implications

ESSP Working Paper 94, by Seneshaw Tamru, Bart Minten, Dawit Alemu, and Fantu Bachewe. Abstract: We use qualitative and quantitative information from a number of datasets to study the adoption patterns and labor productivity impacts of herbicide use in Ethiopia.