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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.
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.

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