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EARC 2021 participants at the International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Key messages and required actions for Ethiopian rice sector development: Outcomes of a national rice conference
June 10, 2021

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and the national events provided an opportunity to assess such opportunities in each of the six countries, individually. This blog explores the outcomes of Ethiopia’s national workshop, which was held in parallel in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar.

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The need for rice sector modernisation: a key outcome of the Ethiopian National Rice Platform Meeting
April 22, 2021

The 2021 Annual National Rice stakeholders’ platform meeting, hosted by the National Rice Secretariat at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), was held on 19 April in both Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar, concurrently.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

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

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