Tag Archives: food security

World Bank Reinvents Tainted Aid Program for Ethiopia

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Elizabeth Fraser*

OAKLAND, Mar 29 2016 (IPS) – I was taught that responsibility means admitting your mistakes and being accountable when you make a mistake. I still believe this to be true for individuals and institutions. So when a powerful group like the World Bank makes a mistake, I expect it to be accountable for its wrong-doings, and to do everything possible to make sure those mistakes don’t happen again.

Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from reality.
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How bad is the drought in Ethiopia? A must-read persuasive perspective

19 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
By Ben Parker

Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia. The UN says 15 million people will need help over the coming months. The government, wary of stigma and therefore hesitant to ask for help, has nevertheless said more than eight million Ethiopians need food assistance. Extra imports to stem the crisis are already pegged at more than a million tonnes of grain, beyond the government’s means. Inevitably, comment and media coverage compare the current situation with 1984 – the year Ethiopia’s notorious famine hit the headlines. Reports suggest this is the worst drought in 30 years. One declares it a “code red” drought. So how bad actually is it?
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በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ተብየው ሰሞኑን የተወረወሩ አሳፋሪ ቅጥፈቶችና የግንዛቤ ዕጥረቶች መካከል!

26 Aug

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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ቅጥፈት በቁሙ አንድ:

“በአገሪቱ የሚስተዋለው የዋጋ ግሽበትና የምንዛሪ ተመንም እየተረጋጋና በየዓመቱ ከፍተኛ ለውጥ እያሳየ መምጣቱን ነው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ያመለከቱት
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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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ሕወሃት የመለስ ዜናዊን ፍላጎት ተግባራዊ ለማድረግ ዘረመል ምህንድስና ቴክኖሎጂን (GMO) ተግባራዊ ማድረግ ጀመረ፤ በዘር ንግዱ ከፍተኛ ድርሻውን ያዘ

24 Nov

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አፋጥኑት የኢትዮጵያን በምግብ ራስን መቻል ዋስትና ምርጫው ከመደረሱ በፊት ሳይሆን አይቀርም ግፊቱ!

አቶ ኃይለማርያም ሳይንሱንም ቀድመው መጀመሪያ በጥቅምት 2013 ስንዴን አስመልክተው ከአርሲ አፍሪካን እንመግባለን ሲሉ ነበር። ከዚያ ሕወሃት የኢትዮጵያን ሠራዊት ድል ያደረገበትን ሚያዝያ 28 2014 ሲያስከብሩ በአዲስ አበባ ስታድዮም በምግብ ራሳቸንን ችለናል ብለው የሳይንሱን ማራቶን አቸንፈው ነበር! ያኔም አውቀነው ነበር፤ ዛሬም ምሥጢር አልሆነብንም!

ይህ ግን በቂ የሠለጠነ የሰው ኃይልና ሣይንሳዊ መከላከያ የሌላትን ድሃ ሃገር ምን ላይ ይጥላት ይሆን? እነ ሕንድ ከጥጥ ውጭ ያልደፈሩትን፡ ምነው የኢትዮጵያን ባልሥልጣኖች ታላላቅ የአሜሪካና የአውሮፓ ዘር አብቃይ ኮርፖሬሽንና የአሜሪካን አስተዳደር ለማስደሰት ሲሉ ጀብደኞች አደረጋቸው? የአካባቢያችን አየር በአበባዎች ምርት ኬሚካሎችና በጨርቃ ጨርቅ ፋብሪካዎች ዙሪያ ባሉት ወንዞች መበከሉ ሳያንስ፡ አሁን ደግሞ ዕውቅ የተፈጥሮ ሃብታችንን ልናጣ አይደለምን?

 

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ ህዳር 15/2007 (ኢዜአ) የኢትዮጵያ ግብርና ምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት በዘንድሮው ዓመት በሽታን የሚቋቋሙና የተሻለ ምርት የሚሰጡ ከ30 በላይ የተሻሻሉ የሰብል ዝርያዎች ማውጣቱን አስታወቀ። ኢንስቲትዩቱ በኢትዮጵያ የዘረመል ምህንድስና ቴክኖሎጂን ለመጀመር የፖሊሲ ክለሳና ማሻሻል ሥራ እያከናወነ መሆኑን ገልጿል።
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የተድበሰበሰው የኢትዮጵያ የምግብ ዋስትና ሁኔታና የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ቀን በፓርላማ

17 Oct

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ኢትዮጵያ በምግብ ራሷን ችላለች ወይ? ወይንስ ይህ ጉዳይ የተለመደው የሕወሃት/ኢሕአዴግ ፕሮፓጋንዳ ይሆን በማለት ሐሙስ ጥቅቅምት 16: 2014 በፓርላማ በኢትዮጵያ የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች ብቸኛ ተወካይ ለቀረቡላቸው ጥያቄ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ የሰጡት መልስ አንድ የመንግሥት ተወካይ ለሃገሩ ሕዝብና ለተቃዋሚው ወገን ሊሰጠው የሚገባ እውነተኛውና ትክክለኛው መልስ ነው ለማለት እቸገራለሁ።
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Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security, says Reuters: What seeds? Why ruling party in seeds & other input business? Land issues?

30 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Reuters’ story: Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security

Ethiopia has introduced a programme to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centres try to help farmers meet their basic needs and increase agricultural output.
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