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29 May 2013 description

Toronto, Ontario — Senator Salma Ataullahjan, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced support today for the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program in Ethiopia. Empowering women to contribute to, and benefit from, economic growth, is aligned with Canada's Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy. Senator Ataullahjan made the announcement at the African Women Trade and Investment Opportunities Conference.

14 Feb 2012 description

February 13, 2012

Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.

10 Aug 2011 description

Ten years ago, HIDA put in place an ambitious program aimed at protecting drinking water sources in the southern Ethiopian district of Dirashe and providing the population with spring water supply systems.

As a result, more than 120,000 people in the district of Dirashe now have access to safe drinking water, compared with only 16,000 in 1998.

04 Aug 2011 description

Imagine walking for two hours to get to school. And then walking two more hours to get home again. Whether slogging through mud in the brief but intense rainy season or travelling under the heat of a blazing hot sun, kids in a small Ethiopian farming community make the daily trek with a spring in their step. Their energy levels are high.

This seems a little out of place in Tigray, a northern province in Ethiopia plagued by droughts, where there never seems to be enough food to go around.
But the taste of change is being ladled out at their school.

28 Jan 2011 description

Ottawa, Ontario - Deepak Obhrai, Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Beverley J.

21 Sep 2009 description

Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will contribute $30 million to the World Food Programme to those affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

"The drought in these countries has created a critical situation. Canada is responding to the urgent need to assist the World Food Programme to meet the food and nutrition needs in these countries", said Minister Oda.

31 Jul 2007 description


(2007-13) News Release

Ottawa — The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages today announced that Canada will provide $125 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) over the next five years for food programs for children in African schools.

Minister Verner made the announcement at an event in Ottawa with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the WFP.

31 Jul 2007 description

(2007-13) Communiqué de presse

Ottawa - L'honorable Josée Verner, ministre de la Coopération internationale et ministre de la Francophonie et des Langues officielles, a annoncé aujourd'hui que le Canada versera 125 millions de dollars au Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) au cours des cinq prochaines années pour soutenir les programmes alimentaires destinés aux écoliers africains.

La ministre Verner a fait cette annonce en compagnie de Josette Sheeran, directrice exécutive du PAM, lors d'un événement tenu à Ottawa.

« Les programmes alimentaires destinés aux écoliers …

07 Jul 2005 description

Planned Project Summary Information

Project number: A-030451

Branch: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

CIDA's ODA Priorities:

100% 0104 - Food and nutrition

CIDA's Sectors:

10% 031110 - Agricultural policy and administrative management

10% 031130 - Agricultural land resources

30% 031140 - Agricultural water resources

10% 031161 - Food crop production

30% 031166 - Agricultural extension

10% 031181 - Agricultural education/training

07 Jul 2005 description

Planned Project Summary Information
Project number: A-032142

Branch: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

CIDA's ODA Priorities:

100% 0104 - Food and nutrition

CIDA's Sectors:

20% 031110 - Agricultural policy and administrative management
20% 031166 - Agricultural extension
20% 031181 - Agricultural education/training
20% 031182 - Agricultural research

20 Dec 2004 description

The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced a contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP) of over $20 million for new initiatives to address poverty and hunger in Ethiopia. The funds will be provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

04 Aug 2004 description

Planned Project Summary Information

Project number: A-031478-001

Branch: Africa and Middle East Branch

Country: Ethiopia

CIDA's ODA Priorities:

100% - Food and nutrition

CIDA's Sectors:

20% - Economic and development policy/planning
20% - Strengthening civil society
20% - Agricultural development
10% - Agricultural land resources
10% - Agricultural water resources

09 Dec 2003 description

December 9, 2003, Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced a contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP) of $14 million for emergency food aid initiatives in Ethiopia. Minister Whelan made the announcement as part of Canada's response to the 2004 Emergency Appeal for Ethiopia. The funds will be provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

"Canada is committed to providing urgent humanitarian assistance to help the world's most vulnerable people meet their basic needs," said Minister Whelan.

21 Nov 2003 description

Planned Project Summary Information

Project number: ET-32142
Branch: Africa and Middle East Branch
Country: Ethiopia

CIDA's ODA Priorities: 100% - 104 - Food and Nutrition

CIDA's Sectors:

  • 20% - 31110 - Agricultural policy and administrative management
  • 20% - 31181 - Agricultural education/training

  • 20% - 31182 - Agricultural extension

  • 20% - 31183 - Agricultural research
29 May 2002 description

(2002-32) News Release

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will establish a $3-million Gender Fund in Ethiopia, the first of its kind in the country.

20 Apr 2000 description

Ottawa - Maria Minna, Canada's Minister for International Cooperation, today announced an additional contribution of $8 million in food and humanitarian aid for drought victims in Ethiopia. Today's additional funding brings Canada's total contribution for the current crisis to almost $16 million, representing 24,000 tonnes of food, therapeutic rations, and other emergency aid. The Canadian food aid announced to date will be sufficient to provide supplementary food for approximately 1 million people for a period of three months.

12 Apr 2000 description

OTTAWA - Maria Minna, Canada's Minister for International Cooperation, today announced an additional $1.5 million contribution for emergency supplies and relief in drought-stricken Ethiopia. This announcement brings the total contribution from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for the current Ethiopian crisis to $7.75 million.

"These funds will be used to deliver essential emergency supplies to the victims of the drought and famine," Minister Minna said.

12 Apr 2000 description

OTTAWA - Maria Minna, ministre canadienne de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé aujourd'hui une contribution additionnelle de 1,5 million de dollars pour l'envoi de secours d'urgence aux victimes de la sécheresse en éthiopie. Cette contribution porte à 7,75 millions de dollars les décaissements totaux de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) pour l'aide aux victimes de la crise qui frappe actuellement l'éthiopie.

07 Apr 2000 description

BACKGROUND

Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 80% of its population of 60 million live in rural areas where agriculture is the cornerstone of the economy. Over the past three decades, this East African country has been plagued by poor rainfall and recurring drought. This has proved to be a major catastrophe for Ethiopia's agricultural sector and has led to severe crop failures, as well as food and water shortages. In 1993, the situation finally began to improve and food production increased.