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Empowering Orphaned Girls to Become Community Leaders

By: Feed the Future

A volunteer in Ethiopia empowers orphaned girls and prepares them for successful futures. While religious service is the primary focus of the Melka Abune Aregawi Nunnery near Dire Dawa, eastern Ethiopia, the nuns also play a significant role in their community, running various welfare services including small-scale agriculture and environment…

articleAgricultureEthiopiaInternational DevelopmentEthiopia

Drought Strikes Ethiopia Again. Here’s What Makes This One Different

By: U.S. Agency for International Development

As a foreign service officer at USAID, I’ve worked in a variety of countries throughout my career, including Ethiopia, where I learned first-hand how recurrent drought pushes people further and further into poverty. Having worked with the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, I’ve also had the opportunity to see just how far the country has come in recent years in its development.


Fortifying Flour for a Stronger Ethiopia

Flour fortification, an inexpensive and highly effective way to reduce child mortality and stunted growth, is making a difference in Ethiopia as local millers and food processors join forces to improve flour production. 


Nutrition with a Flair for the Dramatic in Ethiopia

You probably don’t tune in to Days of Our Lives for health advice, but a Feed the Future project in Ethiopia is taking an out-of-the-box approach to improving nutrition through a new radio soap opera campaign that is capturing the attention of traditional pastoral families.


Something’s Brewing in Ethiopia

By: Robert Sauers

Even though the United States is the world’s largest buyer of coffee, Ethiopian coffee amounted to only one percent of U.S. imports in 2011 to 2012, and Ethiopian farmers produce less than 5 percent of the world’s supply of coffee. Those are statistics Ethiopian coffee producers and USAID want to see go up significantly.