Just released, the final report of the Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers (IPMS) project gives an overview of project activities and results between 2004 and 2012. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), this project aimed to transform smallholder subsistence farming to a more commercial-oriented agricultural system.
The project used a value chain approach and targeted 10 Pilot Learning Woredas1(PLWs) in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities, People’s Regional States. IPMS also contributed to Regional and Federal level interventions.
The project and its partners documented its findings in 31 working papers, 47 articles/abstracts in proceedings, 30 journal articles and book chapters, 19 commodity value chain case studies, 9 videos, 7 project brochures on approaches and synthesised gender and commodity value chain development. The project also sponsored more than 130 MSc thesis research studies, of which 100 are posted online.