Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Horn of Africa conflicts worsen humanitarian crisis

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Famines in Africa are almost always man-made. Droughts may strip the ground, but it is wars or other communal upheavals that start the death rattles. That's what's happening now on the parched landscape in the Horn of Africa where Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia meet.

Ethiopia Raises Number Needing Food Relief by 500,000

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Ethiopia raised the estimate of the number of people who will need food aid this year by half a million to 2.8 million because of drought in the Somali region, Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa said today.

Ethiopia seeks aid for 2.8 million starving people

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Ethiopia Government is appealing for food aid to feed some 2.8 million people facing starvation.

In short, lessons from Mom

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Tom Sietsema Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Even by Ethiopian standards, the menu at Merkamo in Springfield is concise, with fewer than a dozen dishes altogether.

Climate change threatens Africa’s anti-poverty efforts

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The effects of the global climate change could undo the progress African countries have made in tackling persistent diseases like malaria and other health challenges, UN Economic Commission (UNECA) Executive Chief Abdoulie Janneh, has warned.

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange hopes to improve food security

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Ethiopia's economy is one of the fastest growing in Africa - it is expected to expand by around 11% this year. Yet food security is still a major concern. The BBC has been examining one way the country is trying to strengthen the all-important agricultural sector. Africa Business Report's Tsigue Shiferaw went ...

Floods displace 15,600 people in Ethiopia

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Heavy floods in Ethiopia's lowlands have displaced 15,600 people and scores have been killed due to an outbreak of water-borne diseases, a coalition of UN relief agencies said Monday.

270,000 At Risk As Floods Threaten Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

More than a quarter of a million Ethiopians are at risk from heavy floods which are  expected next month, according to a forecast issued by the United Nations on Monday.

Afghanistan and African nations at greatest risk from world food shortages

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Soaring commodity prices and natural disasters in Russia and Pakistan have combined to put African nations and conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan most at risk from food shortages, according to a report released today.

Ethiopia’s new development plan hopes to boost economy by 15%

Friday, August 13th, 2010

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 11, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday that the country’s economy will achieve a 15% economic boost from a new 5-year national development plan.