Ethiopia’s Bumper Harvest Removes Almost 3 Million From Food Aid

November 25, 2010

There were “major concerns” in 2008 and 2009 “but now with better weather conditions the numbers have dropped,” Judith Schuler, spokeswoman for the UN World Food Program in Ethiopia said by phone.

Schuler said 7.4 million Ethiopians are still supported by the Productive Safety Net Program, which provides either food or money to households suffering from shortages. The Agriculture Ministry was not immediately available for comment.