IFPRI publications related to nutrition in Ethiopia
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) began research activities in Ethiopia in the 1980s to assess the root causes of drought-related food-production shortages and support adoption of appropriate policy responses. IFPRI's rigorous empirical research contributed to a broader understanding of economic development processes in Ethiopia and built capacity to conduct such research on a national scale. Working with many long-standing partners, IFPRI evaluated strategies for
... g sustainable agricultural growth, investment in agricultural research, the provision of safety nets to strengthen resilience, prioritization of nutrition interventions for women and children, property rights, and management of natural resources, among other goals. Evidence from this and other work informed programs and initiatives to improve food and nutrition security for vulnerable people. The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is a collaborative program undertaken by IFPRI and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI). In order to support inclusive and sustainable growth and transformation in Ethiopia, the program works closely with local partners to assure that relevant research evidence is available for improved decision-making and that local capacity is gradually formed so that the increasingly complex questions in Ethiopia can be tackled in a meaningful way by the relevant government institutions and other concerned local partners. This is achieved by doing analysis on important topics in the country, focusing on four major issues: Transforming agriculture sustainably Reducing malnutrition Improving markets, value chains, and trade Building resilience to climate change and drought-induced crisis situations The European Union, together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), is funding this program in its current phase, which began in 2017 and will run until the end of 2020. A selection of the most recent research outputs can be found below (2016-2019). For more information, review the IFPRI Compact2025 website (www.compact2025.org), the IFPRI website (www.ifpri.org), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website (a4nh.cgiar.org/), and the HarvestPlus website (www.harvestplus.org). Other ESSP resources can be found on the ESSP webpage (essp.ifpri.info).