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December 11, 2018
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
September 26, 2018
Ethiopia considers fruit crops as being high-value strategic, agricultural export commodities.
July 10, 2018
The production of sesame and soybeans is forecast to climb in MY18/19 (Oct-Sep), while Niger seed production is expected to remain unchanged.
June 18, 2018
In May, the Ethiopian Ministry of Environment approved Bt cotton – the country’s first biotech crop – for cultivation.
June 18, 2018
The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson recently issued a report underscoring food safety’s critical importance to achieving the Malabo Declaration goals of ending hunger, reducing poverty....
May 29, 2018
Ethiopia’s coffee production for MY18/19 (Oct-Sep) remains largely unchanged from the previous year at 7.1 million 60-kilo bags (~426,000 metric tons).
May 29, 2018
The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) recently floated an international tender for 200,000 metric tons of sugar.
May 22, 2018
The Ethiopian government recently retendered for a third time to buy 400,000 tons of imported milling wheat for the country’s bread subsidy program.
May 22, 2018
Pulses play an important role in Ethiopia’s food security and economy. Production is estimated at 2.5 million metric tons in 16/17 (Jun-Jul).
March 21, 2018
MY17/18 grain production was better than expected due to favorable weather conditions and relatively minor losses from Fall Army Worm.
March 21, 2018
Sugar production continues to grow incrementally with MY17/18 (May-April) production forecast to reach 400,000 metric tons.
March 14, 2018
On March 8, as part of his trip to several African nations, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki to reinforce our shared goal....
March 6, 2018
In an effort to alleviate marketplace shortages, the state-run Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) bought 100,000 metric tons of sugar this past November.
February 28, 2018
In early February, Ethiopia retendered for 400,000 metric tons of milling wheat after canceling an earlier-made contract because the supplier failed to provide the $10 million performance guarantee.
February 28, 2018
In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducted its annual inspection of Ethiopian facilities that export an estimated $6.4 million of geraniums....
January 24, 2018
In late 2017, Ethiopia contracted to buy 800,000 metric tons of imported wheat, valued at $225 million.
January 9, 2018
Cotton production in MY17/18 (Aug-Jul) is projected to fall to 176,000 bales (38,000 MT) because of poor weather conditions and pest damage.
January 2, 2018
In June 2017, the African Union Commission launched a five-year Business Plan to guide national, regional and continental efforts to accelerate Africa’s agricultural transformation.
December 29, 2017
Ethiopia completed its second round of Bt cotton confined field trials in 2017 and commercialization is expected within the next couple of years.
November 9, 2017
In late October, Ethiopia announced another tender for 400,000 metric tons of milling wheat.