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Macroeconomic News in the Cross Section of Asset Growth (WP) w/ Hou, Hugon, and Lyle

with Y. Hou, A. Hugon, and M. Lyle


Firms make forward-looking decisions. We provide evidence that firms’ investment decisions contain news about future aggregate conditions. 69 more words


Institutions for irrigation water management in Ethiopia: Assessing diversity and service delivery

Irrigation systems cannot ensure the equitable distribution of water among users and sustainable operation and maintenance of the schemes without capable irrigation institutions.

In Ethiopia, traditional institutions have emerged with the expansion of traditional irrigation schemes and most of them were established and operated on the initiative of the farmers. 488 more words


Analysis of water delivery performance of smallholder irrigation schemes in Ethiopia: Diversity and lessons

Irrigation systems consist of three interdependent components involving: the irrigation scheme, the on-farm management and the organizations. The irrigation scheme refers to the infrastructure for water acquisition and distribution (water delivery). 380 more words


Factors determining household allocation of credit to livestock production in Ethiopia

Access to credit is often viewed as a key to transforming semi-subsistence smallholder farmers into market-oriented producers. However, only a few studies have examined the factors that affect farmers’ decisions to allocate credit to farm activities in general and livestock production in particular. 196 more words


Genetic-phenotypic and production-system diversity in goat populations in Ethiopia

This working paper synthesizes and analyses the genetic, morphological and production system characteristics of five indigenous goat populations of Ethiopia, namely Ambo, Gondar, Woyto-Guji, Arsi-Bale Highland and Arsi-Bale lowland goats. 360 more words


Smallholder dairy farming systems in the highlands of Ethiopia: System-specific constraints and options

Blanket recommendations of technologies and improved practices could be one of the reasons for low adoption of interventions by agricultural systems which are highly diverse in agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions. 740 more words


Transforming traditional smallholder cow milk production systems in Ethiopia: Ex-ante evaluation

This working paper presents an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates dairy cattle herd growth and economic model for simulating milk production in traditional dairy cattle production systems. 867 more words