Ethiopia (March 1994)
by Humanitarian Practice Network March 1994

National production equivalent to the average for the last five years but there are sharp variations in local production with northern Shoa, northern Wollo, Tigray and Hararghe experiencing reduced production and Arsi and Gojam experiencing near record production.

Total cereal and pulse import needs are estimated at just over 1 million tonnes of which 450,000 tonnes will be needed as emergency food aid for the 3 million affected by the poor local rains and the 1.4 million displaced, returnees and ex-soldiers.

Donor pledges had reached 300,000 tonnes by February.