Policy Briefs, Technical Briefs and Food Price Briefs

Agriculture Sector Gender Equality Strategy, July 2018

This Technical Brief explains the history behind the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s Gender Equality Strategy, developed by the Women’s Affairs Directorate and released in 2016. The Brief outlines some of the main gender issues in Ethiopia’s agriculture systems, summarizes the Gender Equality Strategy, and discusses some of the interventions under the Strategy. AKLDP_Gender_Technical brief_ online

Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia, March 2018

This Technical Brief was released with the Agriculture Mechanization Forum of Ethiopia, and draws on the proceedings of a South-South Knowledge Sharing Conference in Ethiopia in later 2017. The Brief covers various issues affecting mechanization, including the critical role of the private sector. AKLDP_Agri_Mech_Tech_brief

Promoting Livestock Trade in Ethiopia: the role of public-private partnerships in export quarantine facilities, September 2017

This Policy Brief reviews the status of the livestock quarantine facilities in Mille and Jigjiga, and examines the feasibility of using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to expand these facilities to full capacity, and strengthen management. Policy Brief on Export Quarantines final

The Policy Brief draws on the findings of a detailed analysis of PPPs and livestock facilities and services with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. The full report is available here PPP Report final

Fall Armyworm in Ethiopia: Control Options, August 2017

This Technical Brief provides recent information on Fall Armyworm in Ethiopia, its biology and impacts of infestation, and reviews control options AKLDP_Armyworm_brief_online

Meat Safety Matters: Can Public-Private Partnerships Improve Abattoir Performance in Ethiopia? September 2017

The supply of safe meat is a major issue in Ethiopia, due to rising meat consumption and the practice of consuming raw meat. This Policy Brief examines the feasibility of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to revitalize the construction of abattoirs and improve performance AKLDP Tech Brief PPP Abattoirs.

The Policy Brief draws on the findings of a detailed analysis of PPPs and livestock facilities and services with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. The full report is available here PPP Report final

El Nino in Ethiopia: Analyzing the summer kiremt rains in 2015, December 2015

This Technical Brief reviews rainfall in Ethiopia from June to September 2015 by reference to 30-year averages,  and uses maps to show geographical variations in rainfall across the country. The impact of the failed summer rains are explained in terms of agricultural production, and by reference to Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document AKLDP El Nino Rains Technical Brief

El Nino impacts in Ethiopia, September 2015

This Technical Brief explains the impacts of El Nino on the main summer kiremt rains in Ethiopia in 2015, and describes recent food security responses in Ethiopia to plan for declines in harvests due to the failed spring belg rains, as well as the erratic kiremt rains. AKLDP El Nino brief Sept 2015

Resilience in Africa’s Drylands: Revisiting the Drought Cycle Management Model, May 2014

This technical brief describes how the principles and programming of drought cycle management fit well with resilience thinking and approaches in pastoralist areas. Technical Brief DCM May 2014

Resilience Building in Afar Region, Ethiopia, October 2014

There is renewed government and donor interest in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. But what are useful resilience-building strategies for the region? AKLDP Technical Brief Afar Oct 2014

Community-based Animal Health Workers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan: Where Are We Now?

USAID East Africa Resilience Learning Project, Policy Brief, February 2015 RLP CAHW Policy Brief Feb 2015

Protecting Milk Supply to Pastoralist Children: Good Practice from the Milk Matters Project in Ethiopia.

USAID East Africa Resilience Learning Project, Technical Brief, March 2015 RLP Milk Matters technical brief March 2015


Market Price Monitoring Maps, October 2016 market-price-monitoring-map-oct-2016

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