Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation

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The Institute of Development Studies Bulletin published in November 2018 a paper titled “Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation: Agribusiness’ Contribution to Reducing Youth Unemployment” by Tesfamichael Wossen and Seife Ayele.

The study explores the relationship between agricultural transformation, ownership structure of agribusinesses, and employment creation in Ethiopia. The findings suggest that the growing number of agribusinesses are generating more jobs for youth but also reveal a number of challenges to overcome such as skills gaps, low pay in the private sector, and inflexible land ownership and transfer processes.