In the press: Great expectations from Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative

Thomson Reuters News Foundation published an op-ed Great expectations from Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative by IFPRI researchers Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Brauw, and Nicholas Minot, who examined the impact of Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative on farmers’ yields to understand how programs can boost wheat yields in underperforming areas.

Ethiopia’s wheat production has consistently lagged other African nations. The Wheat Initiative raises hopes, but what happens when results don’t meet expectations?