Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s Persistent Food Insecurity – What Went Wrong?

Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s Persistent Food Insecurity – What Went Wrong?

[Addis Standard] On June 11, 2003 Ethiopia’s Prime Minister the late Meles Zenawi convened a joint meeting with major Western donors in Addis Abeba and confided in them that the food crisis Ethiopia was facing at the time had reached unacceptable level; he said he considered the situation to be a matter of national security concern. At the time, 16 million Ethiopians were in need of food aid. Thirteen years later, more than 20 million Ethiopians are facing chronic food shortage. For more than two decades the government in …read more

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