Research Series Issue 32 - Developing country-wide farming system typologies: An analysis of Ethiopian smallholders’ income and food security
This paper aims to better understand the context in which smallholder farms operate.
The study has developed a new methodology to establish country-wide farm typologies that combines household and macro-level data (household survey, agricultural census and land cover data) to analyze food security and poverty, to enable an analysis that is both farm-system specific and spatially explicit.
Using this methodology to analyze the poverty and food security situation of Ethiopian smallholder farms, the study has developed farming-system- and location-specific poverty and food security indicators which can provide guidance for more targeted strategies to reduce rural poverty.
Esther Boere, Aline Mosnier, Géraldine Bocquého, Alessandra Garbero, Tamás Krisztin, Petr Havlík, Thomas Elhaut
Boere, E., Mosnier, A., Bocquého, G., Krisztin, T., Garbero, A, Elhaut, T., and Havlík, P. 2018. “Developing country-wide farm system typologies: An analysis of Ethiopian smallholders’ income and food security.’’ IFAD Research Series 32. Rome: IFAD