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Fresh FAO report & many problems. Ethiopia is faced with Fallarmy infestation: 968 ha of corn ravaged, as TPLF claims all is well!

10 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
After two days of meeting of the Executive Committee of the EPRDRF, they announced on the media they are winning, they are on top of everything, including the political crisis, the nation’s economic performance and overall growth and development, embarrassingly according to ENA’s news report.
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የወጪ ንግድ አለማደግ የሃገሪቱ ኢኮኖሚ ዕድገት አንድ ፈተና ሆኗል – የኢትዮጵያ ፕላን ኮሚሽን

7 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ፣ ጥር 30፣ 2009 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ.) የኢትዮጵያ ፕላን ኮሚሽን በ2009 በጀት ዓመት አጋማሽ የኢኮኖሚ አፈፃፀም ላይ የወጪ ንግድ እድገቱ ተጨባጭ ለውጥ አለማሳየቱ ገለጸ።

የኮሚሽኑ ኮሚሽነር ዶክተር ይናገር ደሴ የምጣኔ ሃብታዊ እድገት በታሰበው መልኩ እንዳይራመድ ስጋት ከሆኑት መካከል የወጪ ንግድ እድገት በታቀደው መልኩ አለመፈፀሙ ዋነኛው ነው ብለዋል።
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Floods destroy meagre crops in Ethiopia’s lush highlands

15 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The worst drought for decades in Ethiopia’s northern highlands has ended, but unusually heavy downpours threaten to ruin crops and exacerbate food insecurity as flash flooding turns roads to rivers and swamps fields Photographs by James Whitlow Delano/USAid

The worst drought for decades in Ethiopia’s northern highlands has ended, but unusually heavy downpours threaten to ruin crops and exacerbate food insecurity as flash flooding turns roads to rivers and swamps fields
Photographs by James Whitlow Delano/USAid via The Guardian

In its latest report, Fews.Net notes that the June to September Kiremt rains have gradually decreased since mid-August, although rainfall totals in most northern and western areas remained above average.
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TPLF officials’ pitiable claim about drought-stricken Ethiopia’s capability to feed itself troubles experts & humanitarians

21 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Drought soil in southern Ethiopia (Credit:  Getty Images via BlouinNews)

Drought soil in southern Ethiopia (Credit: via BlouinNews/Getty Images)


 
I began Friday August 21/2015 with Michael Lermer’s Drought-stricken Ethiopia says it can feed itself on the Blouin News. The article gave me a fleeting moment to reflect on the past, present and future of Ethiopia’s agriculture – intermittently paired with droughts. Coming with it was also the consequent depth of our nation’s all round poverty, which especially under the past two regimes has been a narrative of dashed hopes and promises. The latter worsened especially with hunger for TPLF lust for propaganda gains, which have injured reputations of unsuspecting citizens, Ethiopian and foreign experts and philanthropists.
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‘Progress, Not Victory’: Gates Foundation evaluation of Ethiopia

19 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Haddis: “In the agricultural sector, there has been some progress, but we still have a long way to go. Ethiopia is now becoming a very important country, globally, for various reasons. But I think that until you get to being a completely food-secure country, I am not sure you can say progress has been made. Again, it is too early to claim victory but I think we are in the right path and we need to be smarter about our investments.”

 
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India chooses war with African peoples training armies of oppressive regimes to defend its investments in agriculture

7 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India is subtly increasing defence training programmes in friendly countries in southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, with a global strategic objective.
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Ethiopia’s Farms and finance – The Africa Report

28 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    The government has a mission to use a strong state to build infrastructure and develop the industrial and agricultural sectors. It argues that it could repeat the rapid growth of East Asia in the 1990s, but critics warn about intimidation of the opposition and the risks of crony capitalism.

The rebel army that chased the Derg military regime out of power in 1991 inherited a time bomb that could easily have spun out of control. Massively poor, plagued with chronic food shortages and with a population explosion around the corner, Ethiopia sat in a region gripped by post-Cold War insecurity.
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Ethiopia’s manufacturing Malaise

18 Feb

Editor’s Note:

If there are two sectors to which TPLF officials have, in their interests, devoted their policy attention and their party’s physical energy and soul, it is agriculture and manufacturing. Unfortunately, to both the people of Ethiopia and to them both have proved empty promises, at no time the beef arriving on the table.
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