Archive for the ‘Food’ 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 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.

Britons donate £72m for East Africa drought aid appeal

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The British public has donated £72m for victims of the devastating drought in East Africa, the most ever for a food crisis, UK aid agencies have said.

Questions over Ethiopia’s coffee crop

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Coffee production in some parts of southern Ethiopia has come to a halt because of a lack of rain, according to a British NGO, although some coffee experts predict a bumper crop this year. Plan UK is reporting that some coffee farmers have been forced to rip out their entire crop ...

Rising hunger in south Ethiopia despite lush green

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

SHEBEDINO, Ethiopia — Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Africa extended into this normally fertile region.

How our £290m-a-year aid to Ethiopia is being withheld from villagers who don’t support regime

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

British aid to Ethiopia amounting to hundreds of millions of pounds is being withheld from villagers who don't support the regime of the Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, it has been claimed.

White House announces $105 million to combat drought, famine in East Africa

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has approved $105 million for humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa to combat worsening drought and famine. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to those in need.

Ethiopian Inflation Rate Climbed to 39.2% in July as Food Prices Increased

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Ethiopia’s inflation rate climbed to 39.2 percent in July from a year earlier, the Central Statistical Agency said in an e-mailed statement today. Inflation accelerated from 38.1 percent in June, the Addis Ababa-based agency said. Food prices surged 47.4 percent in July after rising 45.3 percent in the previous month, while ...

Meles Zenawi`s land lease and famine in Ethiopia

Monday, August 8th, 2011

By Seifu Tsegaye Demmissi Failing rains and drought are not the primary causes of the chronic food shortage and persistent famine hitting Ethiopia given the                                   immense potential the country has. Ethiopia is endowed with land and water resources and has the capability to achieve surplus food production and avoid the loss ...

Two million East African infants are now starving

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Refugee camps are overflowing, crime is rife, and militants are stopping food aid getting through. Emily Dugan reports on an ever-growing tragedy