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12 Dec 2013 description

Posted by Robert Sauers, Development Outreach Communications Specialist, USAID

10 Dec 2013 description

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Governments of Ethiopia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Federal Republic of Germany, announced a partnership to improve rural land governance for economic growth and to protect the land rights of local citizens in Ethiopia.

10 Dec 2013 description

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced seven new awards worth nearly eight million dollars to address gender-based violence. USAID Chief Scientist Dr. Alex Dehgan announced the awards at an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where participants discussed how innovative technology can address violence. The awards will enable USAID missions to address gender-based violence by applying country-specific strategies across a range of sectors.

13 Nov 2013 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 14, 2013 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a partnership agreement on November 13 to improve urban emergency preparedness and response in Addis Ababa. USAID will provide technical assistance to the city government of Addis Ababa that will make a significant difference in minimizing the effects of a disaster, including saving lives, protecting property, and helping the city recover more quickly from a disaster.

04 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The revised 2013 Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) reports 2.7 million people require food assistance

  • Poor belg harvest and weather hazards have left populations vulnerable to food insecurity

  • Inter-communal conflict affects up to 90,000 people in Oromiya and Somali regions

29 Oct 2013 description

As part of USAID’s 52nd birthday celebration, we highlight a Feed the Future partnership that is helping to improve nutrition in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has the highest cattle population in Africa, at 52 million, including 10.5 million dairy cattle.

17 Jul 2013 description

Better access to water and diversified crops = greater autonomy

28 Jun 2013 description

Dakar, Senegal– Today, USAID and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announced the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership, a $47 million, three-year partnership intended to accelerate smallholder farmer access to transformative agricultural technologies. The Partnership will work in four countries within the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security -- Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania -- where it will help governments strengthen their seed sectors and promote the commercialization, distribution and adoption of improved seeds and other key technologies.

22 May 2013 description

Ethiopia has the second largest population in Africa, and the thirteenth largest in the world. The current population of 84 million is expected to reach 120 million by 2030, and 145 million by 2050. Ethiopia will play a large role in meeting the global goal of putting 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 and in helping create an AIDS-free generation. To do so, the population of Ethiopia needs reliable and consistent access to medicine. At present, however, the ability to acquire medicine is limited due to challenges of access, supply, distribution and cost.

13 May 2013 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

· Although the recent good performance of seasonal rainfall has enhanced water and pasture availability in most drought-prone areas of Ethiopia, populations in some belg-producing parts of eastern Ethiopia will likely continue to experience Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 3—level food insecurity through June due to delayed and poorly distributed February-to-May 2013 belg rains and resulting planting disruptions.

30 Jan 2013 description

This report considers water development undertaken by governments, both regional and national, NGOs, development partners and pastoralists themselves with that of the latter having evolved and continuing to evolve for far longer than the past 40 years. The report maps the institutions, policies, programmes and activities of different actors, so as to understand who is involved; where and how they are undertaking water development; whether and how approaches have changed over the past decades; and what some of the current interventions are.

29 Jan 2013 description

DAVOS, Switzerland—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with Ethiopia and DuPont to boost maize harvests through increased use of hybrid maize seed, improved seed distribution, and post-harvest storage.

Maize is a significant contributor to Ethiopia’s economic and social development, providing jobs, income and food. This collaboration will help more than 30,000 smallholder maize farmers increase their productivity by up to 50 percent and help reduce post-harvest loss of maize by as much as 20 percent.