Food Security problems and Public Actions in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Yohannes Mekonnen


Food security is the major policy concern of the government and many other donors that are working in Ethiopia. These stakeholder have applies different strategies and approaches to achieve the common goal. Even though the impacts of the various approaches and strategies have not been evaluated. There is a clear indication that vulnerability to food insecurity has increased and famine has evolved to be inert-generation. This paper attempts to show that lack of consonance about a common framework for action has led to be emergence of as many strategies and approaches as the number of stakeholders; that in itself contributes to the existing problems. Based on that the paper attempts to develop a common framework for analysis of food security strategy. The paper further recommends, that some of the policies adopted by the government need to be re-examined, the methodologies of the government institutions should be reformulated, the activities of NGO’s and donors need to be evaluated, debates regarding food aid and the cause of food insecurity should be intensified

Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Government policy (program) – food security

Secondary Descriptor:Food aid; Food security program

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading:Food InSecurity
Call Number:338.963 PRO 2002
Serial Key Title:Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual conference on the Ethiopian economy
Publication catagory:Annual conference
Content type:EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-12-27 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-02-27 00:00:00
Conference Place:Nov. 2-4, 2001, Nazareth, Ethiopia
PDF file: Yohannes Mekonnen_Food security problems and public action in Ethiopia.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Book
Current frequency:Annualy
Thematic area:Policy Reform, Implementation and outcome in Ethiopia
Author: Yohannes Mekonnen

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