Tag Archives: Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP)

Perpetual poverty in the shadow of Ethioia’s safety net – Analysis

8 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tesfalem Waldyes & Kalkidan Yibeltal, Addis Standard, September 8, 2016

On June 28 2016, hundreds of people in Jido Kombolocha, a small town located in East Shoa Zone of the Oromia regional state 207 km south east of Addis Abeba, were heading towards the local Farmers’ Cooperatives Union office. Even though it was Tuesday, the air was full of a market day ambiance – market days for the farmers in the surrounding rural Kebeles are usually on Monday and Thursday. Many of the farmers used carts pulled by donkeys, while others used their horses. A few, on the other hand, preferred to walk. At their destination, a crowd of people had already gathered, flooding the Union’s compound that accommodated tin-roofed houses.
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Can aid reform end Ethiopia’s repeated hunger emergencies?

5 May

Editor’s Note:

    TEO has been writing for several years now that PSNP is simply a palliative, not solution to Ethiopia’s drought, poverty problems and continuing food insecurity. The problem is systemic, now under the TPLF, official corruption, state violence and capital flight. In terms of monies, it has been using the nation’s resources strictly t benefit the warlords in power and their families and allies, not toward national development that benefits the people – not in petty projects that benefit.

    The TPLF in power is serving its interests, dividing the country into ethnic groups and bantustanizing the nation. How could national leadership without national loyalty unite the people and help them become full participants in the affairs of the nation? How could there be development in such a situation.

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katy Migiro, Reuters
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Ethiopia, WB sign UPSNP $300 mln loan agrt on improving urban income of poorest of the poor – the rural productive safety net program (PSNP) extension

13 Jan

Editor’s Note:

    Turning Ethiopia’s economic growth into inclusive growth with World Bank resources. It is modeled after the rural productive safety net program (PSNP), whose success could not exceed in rural areas beyond keeping body and soul together for the poorest of the poor!

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አፋርና ሶማሌ ክልሎች ለግብርና ኢንቨስትመንት ሰፋፊ መሬቶችን ለማዕከላዊ መንግሥት እንዲያሰረክቡ ተወሰነ!

25 Jul

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    ይህ አስፈላጊው የሕግና መዋቅራዊ ሁኔታ ሳይኖር፡ መሬት ያላግባብ ከሕዝብ እየተሰባሰበ (እየተፈናቀለ) የሚፈጸመው በእውነትም ለሃገራችን ልማትና ዕድገት ቢሆን ኖር፥ ሁሉም ኢትዮጵያዊ በተደሰተ ነበር። ነገር ግን በሌሎቹ የኢትዮጵያ ክፍሎች እስከዛሬ እንዳየነው ከሆነ፡ ቀዳሚ ተጠቅሚዎቹ የሕወሃት ባለሥልጣናት፡ ቅጥረኞቻቸው፡ የእነርሱ ልጆች፣ ጓደኞቻቸው ናቸው። ከዚያ ካለፈም፡ ዞር ብለው በራሱ በሕወሃት አስተዳደር የሚስቁበት ባዕዳን ናቸው የኢትዮጵያን መሬት ተጠቃሚ የሆኑበት።
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FAO: 32 percent of Ethiopians are undernourished in 2015

28 May
FAO's Hunger Map 2015

FAO’s Hunger Map 2015

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

FAO defines undernourishment as condition in which a citizen “is not able to acquire enough food to meet the daily minimum dietary energy requirements, over a period of one year.” In that sense, for FAO, chronic undernourishment is the other name of hunger.
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Ethiopia & donors slowly & quietly realize safety net not being as effective & successful, as claimed for nearly a decade

31 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn may have intended it just for local consumption and local propaganda purposes, when he told the Ethiopian people last May that his ruling party is just doing great. Nonetheless, in a world where information is no longer the monopoly of the powerful, he has undoubtedly chosen the wrong forum when on May 28 Ethiopia he lied that Ethiopia has now become food self-secure on the 23rd year of TPLF’s victory over Ethiopian forces.
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Building food security in Ethiopia work in progress; new phase of PSNP agreed for 2015 -2020

21 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    Where has PM Hailemariam’s May 28, 2014 claim that Ethiopia has become food secure and that it no more needs food aid gone to? Sadly, he made this statement to the Ethiopian people, as the regime he is fronting for has accepted the last touches of the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) from donors for the period from 2015-2020. PSNP may have saved lives, one thing now recipients and experts agree on are, the program has not been successful in ensuring Ethiopia’s food security.
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Hunger & malnutrition stock Ethiopia – 6.5 mil more people than the 10 mil chronic international food aid dependents

14 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

In Ethiopia, the World Bank constantly campaigns that Ethiopia has one of the most successful Productive Safety Net Programs (PSNP), which started in 2005. To this day, the program continues the people benefiting from it identified as chronically dependent on aid – betrayed by exhausted and destroyed habitat. There are over 300 districts, almost 50 percent of the nation’s administrative districts whose lands have been totally degraded.
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