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ETHIOPIA

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  1. ETHIOPIA General Introductory Points Prepared for International Agriculture Course ( Panel discussion) Yewelsew Abebe

  2. ETHIOPIA Location • East Africa • Capital: Addis Ababa Area • 1.1mill.sq.km (Twice the size of Texas)

  3. Population 65 million – 2.7% growth rate Language (Multi-ethnic) More than 82 different languages Amharic, English, Tigrigna, Oromegna, Arabic, French, Italian are the most spoken ones Official language: Amharic GENERAL INFORMATION

  4. Agriculture Economic base 90% export& 80% employment Makes 50% of GDP GDP composition Agriculture 50 % Industry: 11 % Services 39 % Currency 1$ = 8+ Eth. Birr ECONOMY

  5. Hydro-power Natural gas Gold Platinium Potash Wild life NATURAL RESOURCES


  6. Cereals Pulses Coffee Oil Seeds Sugar cane Vegetables Live-stock production AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TEFF

  7. EXPORTS • Coffee – 65% of GDP • Hides & Skins 12% • Oil Seeds & pulses 5% • Partners: • Germany, Japan, Djibouti, Saudi-Arabia

  8. Universities AAU, *Alemaya, Gondar, Jimma, Debub, Mekele University, etc. Junior colleges and vocational schools EDUCATION

  9. Foods & drinks :injera Weddings Funerals Arts & Crafts (paintings,basketry,pottery) Music Holidays New year: September 1st CULTURE Important aspects

  10. DIP Representative Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Entoto Street, P.O. Box 1014, Addis Ababa RELATIONSHIP WITH USA

  11. Emperor Haile Selassie I

  12. CULTURE/CLOTHING

  13. LALIBELA CHURCH • One of the wonders of the world • Built in the 12th century • Excavated from a single rock • 11 other similar rock hewn churches exist

  14. CULTURE / FOOD…

  15. Thank you