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Asmeret Mekonnen makes shiro, a popular Ethiopian chickpea powder dish blended with spices. Her end product is a delight of hot
January 13, 2016

The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agribusiness Market Development and Livestock Market Development activities, honored the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition at its second annual conference today with the Rahel Mulatu Poultry Farm earning the top award. USAID also gave certificates to new network members who completed the six-month leadership and business training and mentorship program and awarded a total of $1.1 million in innovation grants to 13 women entrepreneurs.

January 12, 2016

During the official annual meeting of the Holy Synod, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), his Holiness Abune Matias I, formally blessed and endorsed a nutrition sermon guide which instructs to forgo fasting during the first 1000 days (from conception to age two) for mothers and their babies. The sermon guide, developed by EOTC in collaboration with USAID’s flagship multi-sector nutrition project, Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE), emphasizes the importance of consuming a nutritious diet including animal source foods in order to prevent maternal under nutrition and childhood stunting.

Elder residents of Kobo said that the cumulative effects of several bad rainy seasons have made this the worst drought they can
December 18, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $88 million in humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia today to address the humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. The additional aid brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia to more than $435 million since October 2014 and increases funding for nutrition, food, sanitation, and hygiene support.

(l to r) KOI, Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Moon-hwan Kim, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and USAID
December 15, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support partner organizations in their efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths in support of the objectives of the Government of Ethiopia’s new Health Sector Transformation Plan.

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Ethiopia Peter Vrooman cuts a ribbon to officially open the first of up to 30 youth economic str
November 30, 2015

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, today inaugurated the first of up to 30 youth economic strengthening hubs to be established in Ethiopia, while also commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Established through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth activity, the hubs will work over the next five years to address the needs of unemployed and underemployed youth by providing access to new life skills training.

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