Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ Category

Ethiopia Feb inflation rises on food prices

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, March 12 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's year-on-year rate of inflation rose in February to 36.3 percent from 32 percent a month ago, official data showed on Monday.

Ethiopian Plans to Undercut Go-Betweens in Flower Export

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A decision by the management of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Cargo Division to launch a service to take horticulture products from farm gates all the way to auctions in Europe, thereby cutting out companies in the middle, has brought fierce resistance from industry operators. The Airline management has announced its plan of ...

Agricultural Products Price Continue To Rise

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Long time businessman at Merkato Ihil Berenda, the largest grain market in Addis Ababa says the dramatic rise in food prices is uncommon this time of year. Teff, Wheat, Barley, chilly and green pepper, coffee and oil have all risen dramatically. The only exception is garlic which has dropped in ...

The great Ethiopian land-grab: feudalism, leninism, neo-liberalism … plus ça change

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Land in Ethiopia is being leased to agro-industry investors on very long terms and below market rates. The beneficiaries have good political connections. But then land has been the play-thing of centralising authoritarians throughout Ethiopia's recent history.

Ethiopian Sugar to Raise Sugar Output

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation announced plans to raise national sugar production from 300 thousand to 2.25 million tonnes annually. The corporation has begun extensive efforts towards increased sugar production according to Yilma Tibebu Corporation Public Head.

Land grab and food security in Ethiopia

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

We need food; we don’t have that much land! By Shawel Betru, PhD Food is the most basic of all needs. As early as 18th century the great political economist David Recardo saw man’s never ending demand regardless of his progress. In his Nobel Prize speech in 1970 Norman Borlaug said “civilization ...

Ethiopia readies 3 mn hectare for investors

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Ethiopia, a landlocked country located in the horn of Africa, is readying over 3 million hectare of land for investors to develop large-scale commercial farms, according to a government official.

Indian investors eyeing Ethiopian agriculture

Monday, August 29th, 2011

ADDIS ABABA: A group of Indian investors are visiting Ethiopia with interest in the east Afrian nation's rapidly growing farm sector.

Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Indian agribusiness companies are ready to spend $2.5bn buying, or renting for decades, several million hectares of cheap land in Ethiopia,Tanzania and Uganda in what could be some of the largest farming deals struck in Africa in the last 50 years.

UDJ says tax burden imposed on the Business Community is unwise and unjust

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

A press statement issued by Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ)Although the private sector of the economy in Ethiopia started to function with some degree of policy guidance some 60 years ago, it is still at the crawling stage. During the era of the monarchy, a somewhat conducive environment was ...