Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is located in East Africa, north of Kenya, and is about the size of Bolivia. The climate is considered tropical monsoon but varies based on elevation and other topographic factors.

 

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AGRICULTURE

The country’s economy is based on agriculture, accounting for about 45 percent of GDP. Agricultural output and productivity have increased significantly in the past decade, and GDP growth has recovered from a 2002 drought that led to a 3.3 percent drop in GDP.

Of the total land area, just under 14 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, with 1.1 percent of the total area dedicated to permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees. Three major crops are believed to have originated in Ethiopia: coffee, grain sorghum and castor bean.

CHALLENGES

Ethiopia’s agriculture sector faces major challenges including deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, land tenure issues and under-resourced research and extension services.

The agriculture sector also faces the dual challenges of frequent drought and limited penetration of modern agricultural technologies.

PRODUCTS

Cereals

Coffee

Cotton

Cut Flowers

Fish

Livestock

Oil Seeds

Potatoes

Pulses

Qat

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Projects in Ethiopia

IFDC is improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Our key projects in the country are 2SCALE and AGP-AMDe.

 

2SCALE

Improving the livelihoods of farmers in 9 African countries

AGP-AMDe

Reducing poverty and hunger in Ethiopia

 

Contact

IFDC Ethiopia

Axum Building
2nd Floor
Office #209 & #210
P.O. Box 2363
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (+251 -11) 55 25 835

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