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dc.contributor.authorAlemu, Dawit
dc.contributor.authorTesfaye, Agajie
dc.contributor.authorAssaye, Abebaw
dc.contributor.authorAddis, Degu
dc.contributor.authorTadesse, Tilahun
dc.contributor.authorThompson, John
dc.identifier.citationAddis, D.; Alemu, D.; Assaye, A.; Tadesse, T.; Tesfaye, A. and Thompson, J. A. (2018) Historical Analysis of Rice Commericalisation in Ethiopia : The Case of the Fogera Plain, APRA Working Paper 18, Future Agricultures Consortium.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a historical analysis of rice commercialisation and its impacts on local livelihoods and rural economies in Ethiopia, drawing insights from the experience of the Fogera Plain, a dynamic farming area in Amhara Region to the west of Lake Tana. This background paper begins with a brief overview of the history of rice introduction into the country, assesses the extent of agro-ecological suitability for the production of the crop, and then examines the current status of rice research and development based on a review of relevant literature and secondary data. This is followed by a presentation of the results from a reconnaissance study on rice commercialisation carried out by the authors and local partners in the Fogera Plain during 2017–18, which considered: (1) the changing dynamics of the farming system, trends in rice production, processing, and marketing practices and support services, and (2) rice commercialisation and the observed livelihood outcomes. The conclusion provides a brief summary of the key trends and findings, along with a list of emerging research questions.en
dc.publisherAPRA, Future Agricultures Consortiumen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAPRA Working Papers;18
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleA Historical Analysis of Rice Commercialisation in Ethiopia: the Case of the Fogera Plainen
dc.title.alternativeAPRA Working Paper 18en
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holder© APRA 2018en
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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