Addis Ababa March 21, 2017 World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 600,000 USD worth laboratory equipment and vehicles to the Ethiopian Strategic Food Reserve Agency today.
At the handover ceremony, WFP Representative and Country Director, John Aylieff said the donation will help to shape a new and modern food security reserve.
Food reserves play a pivotal role in assuring national food security of many countries across the world, he added.
According to him, WFP has been assisting the establishment of food reserves since the early 1990s.
Addis Ababa March 20/2017 Ethiopia has launched its first Agricultural Extension Strategy today.
Speaking at a workshop organized for the launching of the strategy for stakeholders, Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister Dr. Eyasu Abreha said the strategy will create effective and efficient agricultural extension system in the country.
According to the minister, the strategy will use market-oriented, demand driven and pluralistic practices and methods.
Addis Ababa March 7, 2017 The government is striving for an effective and speedy delivery of food and non-food items including fodder for livestock to the 5.6 million people affected by the drought, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said.
In an exclusive interview with ENA, the Deputy PM noted that the government is currently focusing on delivery of potable water, food and fodder for livestock and provision of health services for human and livestock population.
Addis Ababa March 11, 2017 Emergency school feeding program has been underway in drought-affected areas of the country to curb drought-induced school dropouts, Education Minister Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam disclosed.
In an exclusive interview with ENA, Dr. Shiferaw said the government has allocated close to 200 million Birr for emergency school feeding program.
“A total of over 1.7 million children are now covered under the emergency school feeding program”
This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 January to 28 February 2017.