The agricultural economics research focuses on the generation of information and knowledge that enhance internal and external research efficiency, and on their dissemination to relevant stakeholders. Effort at enhancing the internal research efficiency is geared towards generating information that assists research agenda setting so that research priorities are demand driven considering the diverse agro-ecologies, production systems and markets in the country. Similarly, enhancement of the external research efficiency focuses on ensuring a rapid and widespread distribution of generated technologies that bring actual changes in the income and livelihood of their user through generation of information and knowledge on production economics, agricultural marketing, rural finance, rural community development and agricultural policy analyses. Currently the program is staffed with six PhD(one woman), 22 MSc (4 women) and 9 BSc holders based in 14 research centers throughout the county.

Fostering partnership and collaborative research to help the research system provide agricultural technologies and knowledge for a rapid and sustainable economic development


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አገራዊ የግብርና ምርምር ተቋማት የሚመሩበት የአሰራር መመሪያዎች ማዕቀፍ (Ethiopian Agricultural Research System Legislation)


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Attain a globally competent, world-class agricultural research system capable of contributing to the Ethiopia’s renaissance through transforming the country’s agriculture sector




Coordinate the research system towards a common goal of generating modern agricultural technologies and information; enhance research capacity and efficiency; facilitate and support promotion and popularization technologies for a wider demand; strengthen relations and cooperation in agricultural research; and intensifying the linkage between research and agro-industries.



The objective of the Council shall be to coordinate, lead, set directions and build capacity of the national agricultural research system by fostering partnership and collaborative research to enable the research system to avail agricultural technologies and knowledge that would contribute for rapid and sustainable economic development of the country.