Towards food security in Ethiopia

Ahmed, Shemsudin. (1997). Towards food security in Ethiopia Master's Thesis, School of Business, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Ahmed, Shemsudin.
Thesis Title Towards food security in Ethiopia
School, Centre or Institute School of Business
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1997
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 99
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract This paper examines the magnitude of Ethiopian food imbalance and some of the factors that underlie it. Despite various efforts to increase agricultural production over the last two decades, national food security is on a declining trend in Ethiopia. It is found that Ethiopia combined a rising food deficit with falling GDP and falling export revenue per head, making it more dependent on food aid, which indicate a fall in its means of paying for the increased imports needed. The agricultural policies intended to overcome the problem still leaves much to be desired in enabling the country to feed its people. It is argued that promoting sustainable agricultural growth for increased food consumption, income and foreign exchange and the role of livestock must be emphasized. The serious inadequacies in the distribution system need to be overcome and targeted programs must be put in place to generate more income and employment.

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