Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – July 27, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Bridging the Gap between Forestry and Agriculture to Improve Food Security At the opening of the 23rd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), FAO presented its flagship publication The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) and called for better coordination between agriculture and forestry for sustainable >> Read more

Heat Dome to Do Approximately $2 Billion in Damage to U.S. Corn

By Timothy S. Thomas Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C. It's so hot, even the corn is sweating!1   Can temperatures this high be good for corn? It turns out that the answer is "no". I know this because last week I completed a study of the effects of temperature on >> Read more

CGIAR gender research training with Penn State features PIM and RTB research on value chains

Cross-posted from RTB Research and lessons learned from a collaboration between the CGIAR Research Programs on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to produce gender-sensitive tools to make value chain interventions more gender responsive have been shared during a training workshop for CGIAR gender research experts. 

Securing Cereal Availability in Ethiopia

IFPRI’s research in Ethiopia dispelled the commonly believed causes of cereal price hikes: cross-border trade, increased demand for consumption, diversification into high-value crops, and speculative hoarding. In 2006, Ethiopian cereal prices were rising sharply and threatened food security, especially for net cereal purchasers. To develop research-based evidence to inform policy responses to the price spikes, IFPRI conducted a set of studies that examined agricultural production, markets, and prices within the country.

14th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Economics Association

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) International Annual Conference, co-organized by IFPRI-ESSP, was held on 21-23 July in Addis Ababa.

ESSP Newsletter April – June 2016

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) presents its quarterly Newsletter for the months of April - June 2016. The Newsletter summarizes the upcoming vents for the next three months, recent presentation, latest publications of the program, policy related activities and more... Read More >>

How big are post-harvest losses in Ethiopia? Evidence from teff

ESSP Working Paper 93, by Bart Minten, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru . Abstract: Based on a unique large-scale data set on teff production and marketing, Ethiopia’s most important cash crop, we study post-harvest losses in rural-urban value chains,

WEAI: Making Development Programs Inclusive

Since its launch in 2012, WEAI has been revolutionizing how women’s empowerment and role in agriculture are seen and measured. WEAI also proved to be very valuable to other organizations’ monitoring and evaluation efforts.

The First Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week successfully held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A five days (June 20 – 24, 2016) Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week organized by Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) – Led by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture >> Read more

Elevating the leadership role of the US in global food security and nutrition

It was an honor to participate in a panel at the White House Summit on Global Development this morning, that discussed Feed the Future’s progress and impact to date, and explored possible ways forward for the initiative. Also on the panel were Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and >> Read more