Theme: “SLWM for Building Resilience against Climate Uncertainty” Mekelle University and the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), invites all interested researchers and graduate students to submit abstracts by 30 September 2016.
The Voucher System and the Agricultural Production in Tanzania: Is the model adopted effective? Evidence from the Panel Data analysis
This study was done in respond to one of the policy measures adopted in the recent past by the government of Tanzania during the implementation of the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP) is to subsidize the fertilizer and other agricultural inputs through the National Agricultural Input Voucher system (NAIVS).
EfD in Ethiopia will be represented in the 27th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). Dr Zenebe Gebreegziabher will be presenting a paper entitled "Institutions and Sustainable Land Use: the Case of Forest and Grazing Lands in Northern Ethiopia" at the conference. The theme of the conference is "The Global Landscape of Agriculture".
Adaptation to climate change in Ethiopia : The potential role of sustainable land management practices
This research project will contribute to sustainability and poverty reduction agenda as SLM practices can enable farmers to become resilient to climate change by improving ecosystem services and functions, increasing agricultural productivity and enhancing food security. Such practices could also help mitigate climate change which is an important added advantage.
Climate-smart agricultural practices and welfare of rural smallholders in Ethiopia: Does planting method matter?
The purpose of this study is to provide empirical evidence on the impact of a climate-smart agricultural practice (row planting) on the welfare of rural households. Data collected from 260 households in Gubalafto woreda of Amhara region in Ethiopia were analyzed using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) and a Semi-parametric Local Instrumental Variable (LIV) version of the generalized Roy model. The results from the PSM model revealed that adoption of row planting technology has a positive and significant impact on per capita consumption and on crop income per hectare.