News from Ethiopia

25-07-2014 10:57 AM
Health & agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow
Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as...
29-12-2013 15:48 PM
Multinationals carving up Africa for food
A gold rush is happening in Ethiopia, but it's not a hunt for the yellow metal. It's a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more ...
01-04-2013 10:27 AM
Agriculture: the mainstay of Africa, says AU Official
Africa needs to bail out its agriculture sector much the same way that the European Union (EU) is bailing out the banking sector in the eurozone, says...
09-11-2012 07:53 AM
Climate change threat to Arabica coffee crops
Climate change could severely reduce the areas suitable for wild Arabica coffee before the end of the century. That is the conclusion of work by a ...
17-10-2012 08:30 AM
Demand for wheat growing in Sub-Saharan African
Agricultural experts met in Ethiopia last week to discuss ways to help sub-Saharan Africa become a major producer of wheat. The area traditionally pro...
28-02-2012 07:58 AM
Saudi plans $3.4bn investment in Ethiopia
Debra Group’s Chief Executive Officer Haile Assegide told Bloomberg that the company has already invested ETB 12 billion of a planned ETB 71 bil...
06-01-2012 01:44 AM
Ethiopia to import US$1,5 billion fertliser


Ethiopia says it will next week open tenders for the importation of more than $1.5 billion worth of fertiliser for its agricultural season this year.
17-12-2010 08:59 AM
Land grab fears
A controversial new farms policy has led to a political clampdown in a remote lowland region of Ethiopia, the BBC has been told.
02-12-2010 18:39 PM
Ethiopia Approves Five-Year Growth Plan That Targets Farming
Ethiopia’s parliament approved a five- year economic plan today that targets growth of as much as 14.9 percent by expanding agriculture and boos...