Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s Demand for Corn-Soya Blend Expands Due to Drought

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and major relief food aid agencies are mobilizing resources to procure corn-soya blend (CSB) as part of the drought relief effort. About 200,000 metric tons of CSB is required to address moderate acute malnutrition needs during the first half of 2016. Of this amount, the GOE has already secured nearly 90,000 metric tons both locally and abroad. The remaining 110,000 metric tons could be produced in country, if locally-grown soybeans and the pre-mix of vitamins and minerals are available. However, for the last half of the year, imports are expected to become increasingly important as local supplies of soybeans run tight.

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