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November 17, 2014
In early November 2014, the Department of Rural Economy & Agriculture, under the African Union Commission (AUC), published on its website the Department’s Strategic and Operational Plan for 2014-17.
November 17, 2014
In June 2014, African leaders met in Malabo where they, among other actions, adopted the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods.
November 6, 2014
Post accompanied several Ethiopian dairy farmers to the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin from September 30 to October 4, 2014.
September 29, 2014
On September 16, 2014, the Ethiopian government issued an international tender to purchase 200,000 metric tons of milling wheat. The deadline to submit bids is October 22, 2014.
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.
October 18, 2017
Ethiopia recently announced a tender for 400,000 metric tons of milling wheat to be used for humanitarian assistance purposes in the country.
September 18, 2017
After making its initial landfall in Ethiopia earlier this year, the fall armyworm (FAW) – a crop-eating pest – has quickly spread through the maize-producing regions of the country....
June 12, 2017
Ethiopia’s annual chicken meat production is currently about 50,000 metric tons, with yearly imports of about 1,000 metric tons.
May 24, 2017
Ethiopia’s coffee production in MY17/18 (Oct-Sep) is forecast to remain steady at 6.545 million 60-kg bags (~393,000 metric tons).
April 6, 2017
Given the uncertainty over the latest drought’s impact in certain parts of the country, production estimates for corn, sorghum, and millet for MY17/18 (Oct-Sep) are being held steady.
March 8, 2017
Ethiopia’s food safety regime is still in its early stages. While much of the legal and regulatory framework underpinning this regime is in place, capacity gaps make enforcement difficult.
March 3, 2017
Ethiopia recently awarded a tender for 400,000 metric tons of imported milling wheat, valued at nearly $91 million, to Promising International, ADM International, and Phoenix Commodities.
February 17, 2017
Ethiopia’s agriculture imports reached $1.8 billion in 2015. Future imports are expected to increase as the country’s economy and population continue to grow.
February 2, 2017
In mid-January, Ethiopia cut the size of its earlier-announced milling wheat tender of 720,000 metric tons to 400,000 metric tons.
February 2, 2017
The Government of Ethiopia and international development partners are gearing up to address drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of the country.
February 2, 2017
In December 2016, the U.S. Forest Service conducted a two-day workshop to build emergency response capacity in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.
December 30, 2016
For the past several years, Ethiopia has invested in establishing the legal and regulatory systems, as well as the technical capacity to support and manage the adoption of genetically engineered...

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