Economic, Environmental and Social Performance of Agroecology in Ethiopia

Published: 15 November 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/tsdp553dsm.2
Muluken Gezahegn Wordofa, Chanyalew Seyoum, Getachew Endris, Getachew Neme, Tesfaye Lemma, Jemal Hassen, Dario Lucantoni, Anne Mottet


This dataset is a result of research conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. It contains economic, environmental, and social indicators of sustainability. The data were generated using the Tool for Agroecological Performance Evaluation (TAPE) developed by the FAO (FAO, 2019). Primary data on basic socio-demographic, economic, institutional, social and ecological dimensions of agroecological performance were generated using a survey questionnaire uploaded on Kobo Toolbox (on a smart device). The data collection and overall field work were supported by the FAO, and supervised by the researchers and local research translation partners. The data contained herein refers to 619 smallholder farms located in four districts of Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's (SNNP) regions.


Steps to reproduce

The modified questionnaire of TAPE (FAO, 2019) can be used to generate a similar dataset in mixed and agropastoral farming systems. A carefully selected and trained enumerators, supervised by researchers, can be a way to gather high-quality data on economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainability to inform policy-/decision-makers on the importance of agroecological transitions in fostering sustainability production and food systems in developing countries.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Haramaya University


Economics, Sustainability, Ethiopia, Agroecology


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)