Ethiopia, growth options and poverty reduction uri icon


  • With a per capita income of only about 20 percent of the African average, Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries. More than 85 percent of the country's population lives in rural areas, where agriculture is the main economic activity and where the poverty ratio is particularly high. In addition, stagnant agricultural growth, together with unpredicted droughts, has resulted in persistent food crises and food insecurity

publication date

  • 2006