25 November 2010
The number of Ethiopians requiring emergency food aid has fallen by almost 3 million to 2.3 million following a bumper harvest, a United Nations official said. (..) There were “major concerns” in 2008 and 2009 “but now with better weather conditions the numbers have dropped,” Judith Schuler, spokeswoman for the UN World Food Program in Ethiopia said by phone.
22 October 2010
The National Meteorological Agency (NMA) this week completed installing 20 automated weather stations donated by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide real-time data for early warning and weather risk management.
27 September 2010
World Food Program (WFP) donated on Tuesday agricultural equipments valued at 200,000 USD for three local organizations. The recipients were Addis Ababa Grain Traders Association, South Ethiopia Peoples' State (SNNPR) Unions’ Federation and Gode (integrated project).
7 September 2010
Floodwaters have displaced nearly 16 000 people in north-eastern Ethiopia, the UN said on Monday, weeks after thousands of others were affected in the country's central region. (..) Ethiopia, home to over 80-million, is regularly hit by floods. According to the World Food Programme, more than 183 000 people were affected in 2007.
24 July 2010
Russia donated on Saturday 2, 805 metric tons of wheat to World Food Program (WFP) Ethiopia. (..) Lynne Miller, WFP Ethiopia deputy country director, thanked Russia for its generosity and said the number of people affected by the drought is dwindling.
14 July 2010
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of 1,098 metric tons of dates valued at 3.6 million USD. According to a news release WFP sent to WIC, the donation would be used to assist refugees and school children in Ethiopia.
13 July 2010
Ethiopia has lifted a two-year ban on the export of cereals such maize and sorghum, following a good harvest which has led to surpluses, according to a government official. (..) Mohamed Diab, country director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia, said WFP would, through the Purchase for Progress (P4P) project buy some of the surplus food from smallholders. "P4P benefits both Ethiopia’s small farmers and WFP… The farmers have a secure market and income... and WFP can buy food at competitive prices for people in need in Ethiopia.”
9 July 2010
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday welcomed an Algerian donation of 2,500 metric tons of rice valued at 1.9 million USD to provide food assistance to HIV/AIDS patients in Ethiopia.
1 July 2010
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today handed over eight rice polishing machines valued at 16,800 USD to the Amhara state agriculture and rural development bureau as part of its continued support to small-scale farmers in Ethiopia. (..) "Through the donation of the rice polishing machines, we want to encourage farmers to be actively involved in the development of the rice production in Ethiopia," said WFP Ethiopia Country Director, Mohamed Diab.
22 June 2010
After Josette Sheeran was appointed as the 11th executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2006, her official inaugural visit was to Ethiopia, in April 2007. For an organisation that is feeding more than 90 million poor people in more than 80 countries worldwide, it was symbolic to start her career with the country perceived by the outside world as a poster child of hunger and famine. (..) The executive director went back to her base, Rome, and devised an initiative, which she named, Purchase for Progress or P4P as it is known in the bureaucratic corridors of the UN agency.
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