Ethiopia

Country Profile
Ethiopia
Population
80
Million
Ethiopia has a population of more than 80 million people
Poverty
38
percent
38.7% of the population lives below the poverty line
GDP
45
Percent
Agriculture accounts for 45% of GDP & 90% of exports
Labor
85
percent
Agriculture employs more than 85% of the workforce
Stunting
44
percent
44% of children under 5 suffer from stunting
Ethiopia's economy is dependent on agriculture
With a population of over 80 million, Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Exports, remittances, and foreign investments fell modestly during the 2008-2009 economic crisis, but have recovered and exceeded their pre-crisis level. Despite these gains, Ethiopia is among the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita GDP of $471. Though poverty rates have fallen, 38.7 percent of the population still lives below the poverty line, and life expectancy at birth is only 54.7 years.
 
Ethiopia’s economy is dependent on agriculture, which accounts for 46.6 percent of GDP and 90 percent of exports. However, challenges persist:

Over the next five years in Ethiopia, Feed the Future aims to help an estimated 509,000 vulnerable Ethiopian women, children and family members—mostly smallholder farmers—escape hunger and poverty. More than 434,000 children will be reached with services to improve their nutrition and prevent stunting and child mortality. Significant numbers of additional rural populations will achieve improved income and nutritional status from strategic policy engagement and institutional investments.

Feed the Future activities in Ethiopia develop the capacity of vulnerable and chronically food-insecure households to participate in economic activities. At the same time, the economic

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