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November 2015

Ethio-Feed PLC extends innovative livestock feed solution to Tigray Region

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a new livestock feed manufacturing facility developed through USAID’s grant to Ethio-Feed PLC. The investment will enable suppliers, processors, cooperatives, exporters, financial and other service providers to access higher nutritional content feed at lower prices. The facility will use low cost ingredients from agricultural byproducts in the region such as maize cobs, sugar cane tops and cactus pads. The facility has a daily capacity of 50 quintals per day per shift and is currently producing 4,000 quintals of processed feed requested by the Government of Ethiopia for distribution to smallholder farmers in drought affected areas.

 

The number of young Ethiopians trying to leave the country at any cost via the eastern part of Ethiopia shows no decline

 
Kalkidan Yibeltal

 
Harar- Inside the compound of the Harari Regional Police Commission’s Headquarters in eastern Ethiopia sit an assemblage of some one hundred young men and women waiting for buses to take them back to where they came from – their home villages in the Northern part of the country. They have resemblances transcending their disheveled appearances and deranged gazes. Many of them are in their early twenties; while some are not well past their teens. They all have one thing in common: they have taken the long journey from their home towns and villages just to cross the Eastern border and enter Somalia. But their final destination and hope is not in Somalia, but somewhere Gulf States.

John Graham

We cannot turn our backs on Ethiopia – we must learn from the region’s history books

On the dusty plains outside Erer in Ethiopia’s east, the rotting carcasses of cows, goats, donkeys and camels bake under the hot African sun, fodder for hungry vultures and stealthy hyenas.

Until recently 40-year-old Jama and his family called these lands home, and had done for generations.