Seed, Fertilizer, and Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
David J. Spielman

Over the past four decades, decision-makers in Ethiopia have pursued a range of policies and investments to boost staple crop production and productivity as a means of reducing poverty. These policies and investments have specifically aimed at increasing the availability of improved seed, fertilizer, and extension services for smallholders. While there is some evidence to suggest that this process has improved both output and yields, decision-makers still recognize that further improvements are urgently needed. This paper synthesizes lessons from Ethiopia’s past, identifies challenges facing the country’s continuing efforts on this front, and recommends policy solutions for the future

Corporate Author: Getnet Alemun & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 978-99944-54-16-3
Primary Descriptors: agricultural extension, fertilizer

Secondary Descriptor: seed markets, cultivar improvement

Geographic Descriptors: Ethiopia, sub-Saharan Africa
Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: Agricultural development
Call Number: 330.963 PRO 2010
Serial Key Title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: III
Publication date: 2013-05-27 23:10:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-02-27 15:09:20
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: David J. Spielman, Dawit Kelemework et al.