With a population of approximately 90 million people, Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.
Ethiopia’s economy is dependent on agriculture, which accounts for 46.6 percent of GDP and 90 percent of exports. However, challenges persist:
Undernutrition hampers both human and economic development. In Ethiopia, child undernutrition rates are
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Through Feed the Future, the United States is supporting Ethiopia’s own priorities for agriculture-based economic growth by strengthening strategic crop and livestock value chains, promoting private sector engagement, targeting relevant research and development efforts and improving market access.
Ethiopia was one of the first member countries of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, under which the Government of Ethiopia and donors have endorsed a country-specific Cooperation Framework. The Ethiopian Government has committed to specific policy actions to improve the environment for private investment in agriculture. At the same time, donors have
USAID activities in Ethiopia contributing to Feed the Future:
Browse the resources below for more on our food security and nutrition activities in Ethiopia.