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Synopsis: Food processing, transformation and job creation: The case of Ethiopia’s enjera markets

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  • Minten, Bart
  • Assefa, Thomas Woldu
  • Abebe, Girum
  • Engid, Ermias
  • Tamru, Seneshaw

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Given the importance of agriculture in developing economies, food processing industries often dominate employment and value addition in the industrial sector in these settings. For example, it is estimated that the food processing industry in Ethiopia employs one million people, around 2 percent of the economically active population. However, the way in which Ethiopia’s food processing industry is changing and how it functions is little understood. We study the markets in urban Ethiopia for commercial ready-to-eat enjera, the traditional staple pancake of the country. We find that these commercial enjera markets are rapidly growing, employing more than 100,000 people in urban Ethiopia, many of whom are women. Moreover, enjera is now being prepared by mixing flour from locally produced teff with that of imported rice, thus absorbing an important part of the rapidly growing rice imports (almost 200 million USD in 2015) to the country and leading to higher profits for those enterprises en

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  • Minten, Bart & Assefa, Thomas Woldu & Abebe, Girum & Engid, Ermias & Tamru, Seneshaw, 2017. "Synopsis: Food processing, transformation and job creation: The case of Ethiopia’s enjera markets," ESSP research notes 63, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:essprn:63
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    1. Andam, K. & Asante, S., 2018. "Determinants of firm exit and growth in the food processing sector: Evidence from Ghana," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277487, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Andam, Kwaw S. & Asante, Seth, 2018. "Firm employment, exit, and growth in the food processing sector: Evidence from Ghana," IFPRI discussion papers 1755, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. Alem, Yonas & Söderbom, Mâns, 2018. "Teff consumption in urban Ethiopia," IFPRI book chapters, in: The economics of teff: Exploring Ethiopia’s biggest cash crop, chapter 14, pages 363-369, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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