Ethiopia has experienced impressive agricultural growth and poverty reduction, stemming in part from substantial public investments in agriculture. Yet, the agriculture sector now faces increasing land and water constraints along with other challenges to growth. Growth in the agriculture sector remains essential to continued poverty reduction in Ethiopia and will depend on sustained investment in the agrifood system, especially private sector investment.
This book presents a forward-looking analysis of Ethiopia’s agrifood system in the context of a rapidly changing economy. Many of the policies for a successful agricultural and rural development strategy for Ethiopia are relevant for other African countries and how this book can serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, development specialists, and others concerned with economic development in Africa south of the Sahara.
- Opening Remarks Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI
- Paul Dorosh, Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
- Bart Minten, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
- Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
- Lulit Mitik Beyene, CEO, Ethiopian Economics Association
- Dominique Davoux, Head of Rural Development, Green Sector and Food Security, European Union Delegation
- John F. Hoddinott, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy Division of Nutritional Sciences, NS CALS, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
- Nemera Gebeyehu Mamo, Deputy Commissioner, Planning and Development Commission, Ethiopia