Delegation of the European Union to Somalia


02/04/2018 - 14:25

Working papers & Research notes:

Impact of Ethiopia’s 2015-drought on child undernutrition, Kalle Hirvonen, Thomas Pave Sohnesen, and Tom Bundervoet. IFPRI-ESSP working paper #114. February, 2018.


Consumption of Animal-source Foods in Ethiopia: Patterns, Changes, and Determinants, Getachew Ahmed Abegaz, Ibrahim Worku Hassen, and Bart Minten. ESSP Working Paper #113. January, 2018.


The rising costs of animal-source foods in Ethiopia: Evidence and implications, Fantu Bachewe, Bart Minten, and Feiruz Yimer. ESSP Working Paper #108. August, 2017.


The rising costs of nutritious foods in Ethiopia, Fantu Nisrane Bachewe, Kalle Hirvonen, Bart Minten, Feiruz Yimer. ESSP Research Note #67. June, 2017.


Peer reviewed (some are gated):


Diet Transformation in Africa: The case of Ethiopia, Ibrahim Worku Hassen, Mekdim Dereje, Bart Minten and Kalle Hirvonen. Agricultural Economics, 2017, vol. 48 (supplement): 73–86. Special issue on Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces.


Children’s diets, nutrition knowledge and access to markets, Kalle Hirvonen, John Hoddinott, Bart Minten and David Stifel. World Development, 2017, vol 95: 303–315. Open Access.

Agricultural Production and Children’s Diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia, Kalle Hirvonen and John Hoddinott. Agricultural Economics, 2017, vol 48(4): 469-480. Earlier working paper version here. ​


Market Access, Well-being, and Nutrition: Evidence from Ethiopia, David Stifel and Bart Minten. World Development, Volume 90, February 2017, Pages 229-241. Earlier working paper version here.

Does market access mitigate the impact of seasonality on child growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia, Kibrewossen Abay & Kalle Hirvonen. Journal of Development Studies, 2017, vol 53(9), 1414-1429. Earlier working paper version here

Rural-urban differences in children's dietary diversity in Ethiopia: a Poisson decomposition analysis, Kalle Hirvonen. Economics Letters, 2016, vol 147: 12-15. Earlier working paper version here

Is exposure to poultry harmful to child nutrition? An observational analysis for rural Ethiopia, Derek Headey & Kalle Hirvonen. PLOS ONE, 2016, vol 11(8), e0160590​. Open Access.

Seasonality and household diets in Ethiopia, Kalle Hirvonen, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse and Ibrahim Worku. Public Health Nutrition, 2016, vol 19(10): 1723-1730.  Earlier working paper version here.

Directly related to dietary diversity 


Zerfu, T. A., Umeta, M., & Baye, K. (2016). Dietary diversity during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of maternal anemia, preterm delivery, and low birth weight in a prospective cohort study in rural Ethiopia. The American journal of clinical nutrition103(6), 1482-1488. 


Gebremedhin, S., Baye, K., Bekele, T., Tharaney, M., Asrat, Y., Abebe, Y., & Reta, N. (2017). Predictors of dietary diversity in children ages 6 to 23 mo in largely food-insecure area of South Wollo, Ethiopia. Nutrition33, 163-168.


Partially dealing with dietary diversity


Mengistu, G., Moges, T., Samuel, A., & Baye, K. (2017). Energy and nutrient intake of infants and young children in pastoralist communities of Ethiopia. Nutrition41, 1-6.


Abebe, Z., Haki, G. D., & Baye, K. (2016). Health extension workers’ knowledge and knowledge-sharing effectiveness of optimal infant and young child feeding are associated with mothers’ knowledge and child stunting in rural Ethiopia. Food and nutrition bulletin37(3), 353-363.