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Food aid and its impact on Ethiopian agriculture

Alemayehu Lirenso.

Food aid and its impact on Ethiopian agriculture

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Published by Institute of Development Research, Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ethiopia.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Ethiopia.,
    • Food relief -- Ethiopia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alemayehu Lirenso.
      SeriesResearch report / Institute of Development Research, Addis Ababa University ;, no. 26, Research report (Addis Ababa University. Institute of Development Research) ;, no. 26.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2124.5 .A78 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination92 leaves :
      Number of Pages92
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2524162M
      LC Control Number87980145

      Table 6 shows the major types of coping strategies, apart from receiving food aid, that people in the study area pursued in order to overcome household food shortages in times of crisis. Ethiopia was not the only African country to suffer from famine during these two decades. Apart from the threat of the Fall Armyworm, the sector particularly the dairy, poultry and forage productions are highly challenged by policy-oriented and market related bottlenecks. The state has invested in infrastructure such as early warning systems to track the threat of famine, and strengthened social protection and market systems.

      The process meant not only smaller farms but also the fragmentation of holdings, which were often scattered into small plots to give families land of comparable quality. The latest projections from the Ethiopian government indicate that as many aschildren and thousands of pregnant and nursing women could suffer from severe malnutrition as the situation worsens in the coming months. The latest string of famine to strike was not to long ago. The policies and strategies in the sector need radical change to make the sector supportive for the national economy. This means identical responses to fundamentally different problems.

      The dramatic failure of similar experiments in the s, as well as comparable projects in other countries, invites scepticism. For this reason, some environmental experts maintain that large-scale conservation work in Ethiopia has been ineffective. Of these households, 20 were randomly selected to be part of a panel for recurring in-depth interviews. Projects have already been launched, with no real support from international donors.


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Food aid and its impact on Ethiopian agriculture book

However, this kind of dependence on food aid should not be confused with a dependency syndrome. The land is marginal in Sahel regions over cultivation, overgrazing are human activities can lead to desertification especially when it is combined with drought.

It is primarily for people who are chronically food-insecure and who have faced at least three months of food gap over three consecutive years.

Food insecurity resulting from poverty, recurrent drought, and soil and land degradation is a persistent problem in Ethiopia. The failure of market mechanisms is also an important factor in food insecurity.

Interviewed local officials argued that, during the EGS program, there were no clear targeting criteria for selecting people for the program. The government needs to give due attention for addressing such policy and market related setbacks, Eng.

They are sticky when wet, hard when dry, and difficult to work. There was also a tendency to exaggerate the problem when it comes to food-gap related questions especially for non-beneficiary households.

In Ethiopia, many other factors prevented the people from preparing for the unavoidable droughts. Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall for a specific area, which leads to a shortage of water.

Increasing the production and productivity of agriculture, combating the impact of climate change and resisting drought related problems were among the top priorities taken by the government over the last two decades, Corporate Communication Director of the Ministry Alemayehu Berhane told The Ethiopian Herald.

Use initiatives such as Feed the Future to support the people, families, communities, industries and systems that already provide assistance within Ethiopia. In the dry lowlands, persistent winds also contribute to soil erosion.

The government nationalized rural land without compensation, abolished tenancy, forbade the hiring of wage labor on private farms, ordered all commercial farms to remain under state control, and granted each peasant family so-called "possessing rights" to a plot of land not to exceed ten hectares.

At the same time, recurrent crises in the region periodically require an emergency response. Several factors that contribute to the development of a modern society including technological, economic, social, political, military and cultural innovations were illustrated in many studies of this theory.

A study showed that around Addis Ababa individual holdings ranged from 1. After the revolutionary government used peasant associations to accelerate conservation work throughout rural areas.

Oilseeds of lesser significance include castor beansrapeseedpeanutsand safflower and sunflower seeds.These dual trends motivate the question key to this study: How does food aid impact agricultural production and household supply to agriculture in Ethiopia?

This study will use data from round 4 (year ) of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, conducted across 15 Ethiopian villages. FAO’s Country Programming Framework (CPF ) sets out three government priority areas to guide our partnership with and support to the Government of Ethiopia, namely crop production and productivity, livestock and fisheries production and sustainable natural resources management.

The / Ethiopian SAM is a 40x40 matrix and contains an account each for fifteen production activities, four factors of production, eight commodities, transactions costs, eight institutions, public investment, savings/investments of institutions other than the government, food aid, and the rest of the world (net of food aid).

In Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challenges, Paul Dorosh and Shahidur Rashid, along with other experts, tell the story of Ethiopia's political, economic, and agricultural transformation.

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The book is designed to provide empirical evidence to shed light on the complexities of agricultural and food policy in today's. Nov 01,  · Similarly, food aid distributed as part of development assistance, such as through food-for-work (FFW) programs, can also help to develop public goods, including those that improve the long-run prospects for agricultural production.

4 In contrast, the adverse impact of food aid on local production occurs primarily by depressing prices and Cited by: storage, food preparation, and feeding practices, along with the associated behaviors. While important for its own sake as a determinant of human well-being, food utilization also has feedback effects through its impact on the health and nutrition on individuals and thus on their labor productivity and income-earning potential.

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