Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s population is approximately 93 million. The country’s economy is based on agriculture, accounting for about 46 percent of GDP, and 85 percent of total employment (32 million laborers). The sector faces the dual challenges of frequent drought and limited penetration of modern agricultural technologies. Coffee is a major export crop; other important crops and products include cereals, pulses, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, cut flowers, fish and livestock. More...

Africa Committee Meets in Ethiopia

The annual meeting of the IFDC board of directors’ Africa Committee was held June 2-5 at the African Union (AU) complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Use of AU facilities was arranged by Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AU commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture (and a member of the IFDC board of directors and its Africa Committee).  More...

Sesame is Big Business in Ethiopia: Growing Sorghum in Rotation with Sesame Helps Sustainability

Ethiopia is the world’s second largest exporter of sesame – exports are currently U.S. $300 million per year and expected to increase to $500 million in the next two years. More...