The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products. The equipment delivered today included dairy packing machines, milk pumps, milk cooling tanks, milk pasteurizers and boilers, meat and milk transportation trucks, milk testing equipment, animal weighing scales and a mobile butcher shop. The equipment represents part of $1.9 million in USAID grants to the 24 grantees, which the grantees’ matched with their own investments of $4.2 million. The equipment grants highlight USAID’s work in the livestock sector and are a major contribution to transforming Ethiopia’s livestock sector, a goal of the Ethiopian Government’s Growth and Transformation Plan.
A woman walks in the old walled town of Harar in eastern Ethiopia, May 20, 2015. The residents of Harlaa, a small town in eastern Ethiopia, have always suspected there was something special about their city. Now a two-year archaeological dig by a team from the universities of Exeter, Addis Ababa, and Leuven in Belgium has confirmed some of their suspicions. Researchers have found evidence of an ancient trading city connected with the Gulf, Egypt, and India, as well as Islamic cities throughout Africa. View photosRecovered jewelry from an archaeological dig in Harlaa, in eastern Ethiopia.
Raymond Targets Europe, US for Stitched Garments from EthiopiaJune 20, 2017 - Indian fabrics and apparel major Raymond is looking to capture the stitched garments market in Europe and the US by exporting products from its new Rs 100-crore plant here. The company has set a target of annual revenue of about Rs 250 crore within a year from the plant here by exporting mainly to the two developed markets. It is looking to cash in on duty free access to the developed markets like the US and the Europe by setting up a plant here in Ethiopia, which has a trade pact with them. "From this facility we are looking at an annual revenue of about Rs 250 crore from the exports to Europe and America in a year or so when the scale will reach to 4,000 suits per day," Raymond Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Hari Singhania told. Source :- Daily News AnalysisBack Print
Ethiopia has to take urgent action to save its coffee growing fields and coffee lovers the world over, a new report has said. Coffee originates from the highland forests of Ethiopia, and it is our gift to the world. As Ethiopia is the main natural storehouse of arabica genetic diversity, what happens in Ethiopia could have long-term impacts for coffee farming globally. “The coffee farmers of Ethiopia are really on the frontline [of climate change] – they are the people who will pay the price first. In the longer term, the only truly sustainable solution is to combat the root causes of climate change,” he stressed.
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/EINPresswire.com/ -- PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2017) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) - CAE announced today at the 2017 Paris Air Show a series of aviation training solution contracts with large fleet operators and airlines worldwide, including Ethiopian Airlines, Air India, and Japan Airlines. These agreements, valued approximately C$85 million, cover airline pilot and cabin crew training, crew resourcing, business aviation pilot training programs, as well as the sale of four full-flight simulators (FFS). "We are proud that our new and existing customers continue to choose CAE as their partner to support their growing training and crew sourcing needs." More detail about the contracts is available in the trade media fact sheet following the press release. About CAECAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.
June 20, 2017 03:56 UTC
Climate change could wipe out over half of the coffee growing areas of Ethiopia by 2100, according to a new study. SEE MORE: Climate Change And Overfishing Lead African Penguins Into Deadly TrapsIt's not just Ethiopian coffee that's in danger because of climate change. Climate change is also making it easier for threats like insects and diseases to kill off coffee plants. That kind of genetic diversity could be key to fighting off the increased threats from disease and pests bolstered by climate change. Climate change already seems to be affecting coffee supply.
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Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'Enlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of Emily Garthwaite Courtesy of Emily GarthwaiteEthiopia gave the world Coffea arabica, the species that produces most of the coffee we drink these days. But the effects of climate change – higher temperatures and less rainfall – could take a toll on the country's ability to farm this treasured crop. Ethiopian coffee farmers are "on the front lines of climate change," says Aaron Davis, a scientist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, and one of the study's authors. He says many coffee farmers have told him that they are experiencing less frequent harvests. Many farmers don't even have their own transportation and can't afford to take steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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“A ‘business-as-usual’ approach could be disastrous for the Ethiopia coffee economy in the long-term,” said Justin Moat, a professor at the University of Nottingham and lead author of the study. Coffee areas that once flourished are in decline, dozens of farmers told the researchers over the course of a three-year investigation. One of the country’s best known coffee regions, Harar, is likely to disappear before the end of the century, the study forecast. The study calculates that must move up in elevation some 32 metres per decade “to keep pace with .” Currently, coffee is grown between 1,200 and 2,200 metres (4,000 and 7,200 feet). Climate models projecting changes driven by across all 16 of Ethiopia’s coffee growing regions matched the historical data, bolstering confidence in their accuracy.
June 19, 2017 20:03 UTC
Local residents of Harlaa in Eastern Ethiopia believe that their land was once occupied by giants. During a recent excavation in Harlaa, archaeologists did not uncover any evidence of colossal inhabitants. These remarkable finds suggest that Harlaa, a region long overlooked by archaeologists, was once a thriving center of trade. “This discovery revolutionizes our understanding of trade in an archaeologically neglected part of Ethiopia,” University of Exeter professor Timothy Insoll, who led the excavation, says in a statement. “What we have found shows this area was the center of trade in that region,” Insoll continues.
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Conversely, as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases, suitable coffee growing lands in Ethiopia could increase if coffee production is moved to higher elevations, combined with forest conservation and restoration, according to the published study results. A renowned coffee origin in terms of quality, Ethiopia is the world’s fifth largest coffee producer by volume, and Africa’s largest coffee exporter. However, as much of Ethiopia’s coffee is grown by smallholder producers, relocating coffeelands would be no simple task, as many might have to diversify away from coffee, while others would need to try growing coffee for the first time. “On the basis of the study we now have a clear vision of what needs to be done to make the Ethiopian coffee sector climate resilient, at least until the end of this century,” Davis said. “The sector has the potential to increase production, even under climate change.
June 19, 2017 17:37 UTC
Ethiopia’s highlands also host a unique treasure trove of wild coffee varieties, meaning new flavour profiles and growing traits could be lost before having been discovered. But climate change is coffee’s greatest long-term threat, killing plantations or reducing bean quality and allowing the deadly coffee leaf rust fungus to thrive. It found that 40-60% of today’s coffee growing areas in Ethiopia would be unsuitable by the end of the century under a range of likely warming scenarios. “The coffee farmers of Ethiopia are really on the frontline [of climate change] – they are the people who will pay the price first. In the longer term, the only truly sustainable solution is to combat the root causes of climate change.”
June 19, 2017 15:00 UTC
The United Kingdom (UK) has earmarked £90 million in humanitarian aid to Somalia and Ethiopia. Somalia is to get two-thirds of the amount (£60 million) whiles Ethiopia gets the remaining £30 million. The aid package was announced by the UK’s Development Secretary, Priti Patel who was in Somalia on June 19 after visiting Ethiopia. DFID_UK Minister meets humanitarian workers delivering life-saving UK aid for children affected by drought #ukaidinaction. pic.twitter.com/bplg5nef67 — UK in Somalia (UKinSomalia) June 19, 2017The UK recently hosted an international conference on Somalia, the London Somalia Summit was organized under the auspices of the UK and the United Nations as part of efforts to put Somalia back of track.
June 19, 2017 12:14 UTC
This support has been integral to preventing starvation in Somalia and Ethiopia, but the risk is far from over. I’ve seen UK aid in action, doing what it does best – saving and changing lives. While in the country, Ms Patel saw crates of UK aid ready to be loaded onto aircraft at Mogadishu airport, to reach people across the country. This includes £60 million in new funding for Somalia, and a £30 million allocation for Ethiopia. Priti Patel visited a food distribution centre in Ethiopia to see first-hand how UK aid is supporting people at risk of hunger and to meet the UK aid workers on the front line.
June 19, 2017 10:52 UTC
Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Wants to Leave Real MadridJune 18, 2017 - Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told Zinedine Zidane he wants transfer amid links to Manchester United and Chelsea, according to Metro UK. Zinedine Zidane begged Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid in a recent personal plea to the attacker over the phone, reports say. Spanish Radio Cope claim Zidane spoke to Ronaldo directly after reports emerged he had told Real he wants a summer exit. Ronaldo is reportedly furious at allegations he has committed tax fraud and has been upset by the lack of backing he has received from the club. Ronaldo reportedly told Zidane he feels like he his being treated like a ‘delinquent’ and hit out at the media coverage of the tax investigation.
June 19, 2017 09:45 UTC
Tension Rises Between Djibouti and Eritrea Following Qatar Forces DepatureJune 19, 2017 - A decades-long border dispute in the Doumeira region that, on occasion, had turned violent, was dampened in 2010 when the two sides agreed to let Qatar mediate. Both Djibouti and Eritrea have good relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and have taken their side in the Gulf row. After the UN Security Council requested both sides withdraw from the area, Qatar stepped in to mediate and deploy peacekeepers. The AU said it was "ready to assist Djibouti and Eritrea to normalise their relations and promote good neighbourliness within the framework of relevant AU instruments". "Djibouti is a peaceful country and we have prioritised diplomatic solutions, but if Eritrea insists in seeking military solutions, Djibouti is ready for that," Youssouf said.
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