Sugar industry in the Lower Omo: Exploring different scenarios of privatization
The Ethiopian government has pursued over the past decade a strategy of expanding sugar production to meet local demand and to generate foreign revenue. To date this has been mostly state-led, with core operations in the hands of parastatals, notably the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation. In the past six months, however, the Ethiopian government has offeredfour of its largest sugar estates for sale to private investors. This briefing note explores the impact of the privatization of the estates onlocal communities through a scenario analysis. More.