Since 2007, Ethiopia has achieved strong economic growth, making it one of the highest performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet it remains one of the world’s least developed countries, ranked 174 out of 187 in the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index and 76 out of 70 in the 2012 Global Hunger Index. About 29 per cent of the population lives below the national poverty line (IFAD 2012).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2007200820092010
Rice Production
FAO 2013
11,244 MT24,434 MT71,394 MT103,128 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
2,219,100 MT2,463,060 MT3,075,640 MT3,000,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
3,336,800 MT3,776,440 MT3,932,520 MT3,897,160 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
5,844 MT8,400 MT7,899 MT8,700 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2006200720082009
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
MT MT MT20.00 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
MT1.00 MT35.00 MT1.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
672.00 MT17.00 MT MT MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
1,570 MT1,196 MT2,121 MT462.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2005200620072008
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
17,412 MT29,999 MT44,414 MT22,401 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
862,146 MT526,206 MT600,238 MT1,100,050 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
30,436 MT60,271 MT31,912 MT36,050 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
2,953 MT7,523 MT118.00 MT574.00 MT