The agricultural sector in Ethiopia has seen sustained growth in recent decades, hand-in-hand with economic growth and poverty reduction. Ethiopia is a hotspot of international agricultural research collaboration, with almost all of the centers of CGIAR being represented in Addis Ababa and working in partnership with the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research.

The webinar, hosted by the World Bank, will discuss implications for the design and targeting of rural interventions aiming to enhance the adoption of agricultural innovations. We'll propose to start by considering farmers as critical consumers who can be offered a portfolio of possible innovations to fit heterogeneous needs. The webinar will also discuss what it takes to collect this kind of rich data on agricultural innovations, the importance of partnerships for better data, and will introduce some frontier topics on measurement that have broad applicability for monitoring of agricultural development projects.

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  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank

Opening remarks:

  • Doina Petrescu, Operations Manager, Ethiopia CMU


  • Karen Macours, Chaired Paris School of Economics Professor, Research Director INRAE;  Chair, SPIA (Standing Panel on Impact Assessment), CGIAR


  • Dr. Feto Esimo, Director General, Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research
  • Gero Carletto, Manager, Development Data Group, The World Bank
  • Vikas Choudhary, Senior Economist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank