New study: CGIAR innovations reach nearly 80% of Ethiopia’s rural households
- Impact Area
An independent study published last month has documented the extensive reach of CGIAR-related agricultural innovations in Ethiopia over the past 20 years. The study represents the culmination of years of work by the independent CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), together with the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) and the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team, to develop and test a country-level approach to assessing adoption and diffusion of agricultural innovations using national surveys.
Piloting this new approach for the first time in Ethiopia, a CGIAR research hotspot, the study finds that a sample of CGIAR-related agricultural innovations have potentially reached 11 million rural Ethiopian households — nearly 80 percent of all rural households in the country — with substantial adoption among poor smallholders, women and youth.