On 4th November 2020, SPIA issued a small grant call for proposals on the topic of Agricultural innovations in Ethiopia. Building on the partnership with the Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) and the LSMS-ISA team at the World Bank, the call aimed to identify PhD or Master’s students and early-career researchers as grant recipients to analyze the datasets of the Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey (ESS), taking stock of the recently released Ethiopian synthesis report.

A total of 166 submissions were received, and 14 proposals have now been selected to receive grants. The proposals were divided into four categories, according to their research topic. Below is the list of students and early career researchers that were selected to receive grants.

 

Category a: crops

Name

Institution

Mentor

Institution

Aleksandr Michuda

Co-authors: Oscar Barriga Cabanillas, Cristina Chiarella and Juan Correa.

UC Davis

Travis Lybbert

University of California Davis

Alemayehu Olijera

Lecturer in Jimma

Travis Lybbert

University of California Davis

Bezawit Bahru

Hohenheim

Manfred Zeller

University of Hohenheim

Mai Mahmood

Tufts/IFPRI

Kibrom Abay

IFPRI

Workineh Kassie

Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, Chengdu, China

Travis Lybbert

University of California Davis

 

Category B: Natural Resources Management (NRM)/Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Name

Institution

Mentor

Institution

Abduljelil Ahmedin

Addis Ababa Univ

Tanguy Bernard

University of Bordeaux

Tamirat Girma

EIAR Kulumsa

Tanguy Bernard

University of Bordeaux

Thomas Assefa

Georgia

Guush Berhane

IFPRI

Kokeb Gregiorges

Working Ethiopian Civil Service University

Kibrom Abay

IFPRI

 

Category C: Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP)

Name

Institution

Mentor

Institution

Giulio Schinaia

Oxford

Pramila Krishnan

University of Oxford

Betelhem Negede

Wageningen

Hailemariam Teklewold

 

Co-mentors: Ana Paula de la O Campos; Katia Covarrubias

Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC)

 

Co-mentors: FAO

Martha Kibru

Lecturer Addis Ababa Univ

Nicholas Sitko; Federico Spano

FAO

 

Category D: Poultry

Name

Institution

Mentor

Institution

Mulugeta Birhanu

ILRI

Nathaniel Jensen

ILRI

Orkhan Sariyev

Hohenheim

Manfred Zeller

University of Hohenheim