Devastating effect of floods on rice production and commercialisation in the Fogera plain
November 9, 2020

In September 2020, the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia was hit hard again by floods, already displacing 300,000 people, according to the UN. APRA researchers Dawit Alemu and Abebaw Assaye assess the extent of the damage on rice production and commercialisation in the Fogera plain, government measures to counter the floods, and the impacts on… Read more »


APRA attends first national rice platform meeting in Ethiopia
March 10, 2020

The first National Rice stakeholders’ platform was held on March 9, 2020 with the main objective of formally establishing the stakeholders’ platform, which is expected to: Strengthen coordination and advocacy for rice sector development Facilitate the provision of policy, managerial and technical advisory services among actors engaged in rice value chain to enhance domestic rice… Read more »


For more detailed information about our research in Ethiopia, download our country brochure.  APRA is working in Ethiopia to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to: 

  • Explore the long-term dynamics of agrarian change to examine how different pathways to rice commercialisation and agrarian changes have evolved over time and how these pathways influence people’s livelihood trajectories in the Fogera plain of Ethiopia;
  • Assess key policy issues associated with changing patterns of agricultural commercialisation through:
  • (a) An analysis of policy incentives for business investment in agricultural commercialisation in Ethiopia;
  • (b) An analysis of livestock marketing and the political economy in pastoralist areas of Ethiopia.

Contact Person: Hannington Odame | hsodame@gmail.com