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Clean Water
Approximately 60% of the land in Ethiopia is considered arid and the remaining 40% has agricultural potential.1 With urbanization and the increased impact of human living on the environment, Ethiopia must develop ways to responsibly manage their natural resources.2 Air pollution, land degradation as the result of agricultural activities, and the effects of industrial wastes on water purity constitute the major problems facing Ethiopia's environment.3 Of these concerns, addressing Ethiopiaâ's management of its land resources is deemed to be the most critical.4 Ethiopia is particularly vulnerable to climate change. The average temperature is expected to rise 3 degrees due to the effects of climate change.5

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Ethiopia News 
A year elapsed since Ethiopia changed its national tourism motto: 'Thirteen Months of Sunshine' to the 'Land of Origins'. The former tourism motto served over a ... See more..
The Standard 
As the world woke up to news that Ethiopia had overtaken Kenya to become Eastern Africa's largest economy, a number of conflicting developments were also taking place in Addis Ababa. An article carried by the Weekend Business on June 11, 2017 ... See more..
The Guardian 
Ethiopia is suffering from severe drought, but there is water in Gergera. 20 years of restoring its hills and river valley has brought life back to this area of the ... See more..
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Addis Ababa — Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday highlighted the importance of implementing the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Ethiopia when holding talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister ... See more..
Dangote Cement Plc, controlled by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, said it may shut its operations in Ethiopia if authorities in the central state of Oromia don't ... See more..
Local residents of Harlaa in Eastern Ethiopia believe that their land was once occupied by giants. The area is dotted with centuries-old walls and structures, built with stones so large that it seems impossible ordinary men could lift them. During a ... See more..
Times LIVE 
An emaciated cow walks in an open field in Gelcha village, one of the drought stricken areas of Oromia region, in Ethiopia, April 28, 2016. See more..
SF Weekly 
Today, Oakland musician Meklit's third album, When The People Move The Music Moves Too, comes out, featuring an upbeat, swirling mix of soul, pop, and Ethiopian jazz. Produced by multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Wilson, the rollicking album ... See more.. 
Though Ethiopia is one of the least developed countries, for the last 14 years it has been scoring a double digit economic growth keeping momentum to reach to the middle income status by 2025, said the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Arkebe ... See more..
The Verge 
That's because Arabica coffee trees (which are grown in Ethiopia) require pretty mild temperatures to survive, ideally between 59 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Climate projections show that Ethiopia will generally become warmer and drier, and that means ... See more..
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Eastern Africa, west of Somalia

Total 1,104,300 sq km
Land 1 million sq km
Water 104,300 sq km


tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation
Natural Resources

small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

geologically active Great Rift Valley susceptible to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions; frequent droughts

volcanism: volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley; Erta Ale (elev. 613 m), which has caused frequent lava flows in recent years, is the country's most active volcano; Dabbahu became active in 2005, causing evacuations; other historically active volcanoes include Alayta, Dalaffilla, Dallol, Dama Ali, Fentale, Kone, Manda Hararo, and Manda-Inakir volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley; Erta Ale (elev. 613 m), which has caused frequent lava flows in recent years, is the country's most active volcano; Dabbahu became active in 2005, causing evacuations; other historically active volcanoes include Alayta, Dalaffilla, Dallol, Dama Ali, Fentale, Kone, Manda Hararo, and Manda-Inakir
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; water shortages in some areas from water-intensive farming and poor management


93,877,025 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Ethiopia's economy is based on agriculture, which accounts for 46% of GDP and 85% of total employment. Coffee has been a major export crop. The agricultural sector suffers from poor cultivation practices and frequent drought, but recent joint efforts by the Government of Ethiopia and donors have strengthened Ethiopia's agricultural resilience, contributing to a reduction in the number of Ethiopians threatened with starvation. The banking, insurance, and micro-credit industries are restricted to domestic investors, but Ethiopia has attracted significant foreign investment in textiles, leather, commercial agriculture and manufacturing. Under Ethiopia's constitution, the state owns all land and provides long-term leases ...See More to the tenants; land use certificates are now being issued in some areas so that tenants have more recognizable rights to continued occupancy and hence make more concerted efforts to improve their leaseholds. While GDP growth has remained high, per capita income is among the lowest in the world. Ethiopia''s economy continues on its state-led Growth and Transformation Plan under its new leadership after Prime Minister MELE's death. The five-year economic plan has achieved high single-digit growth rates through government-led infrastructure expansion and commercial agriculture development. Ethiopia in 2013 plans to continue construction of its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile-the controversial multi-billion dollar effort to develop electricity for domestic consumption and export. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$105 billion (2012 est.); $98.13 billion (2011 est.); $91.29 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

22.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 22.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cereals, pulses, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, khat, cut flowers; hides, cattle, sheep, goats; fish

food processing, beverages, textiles, leather, chemicals, metals processing, cement