Do some research on the country of Ethiopia and
in the Ethiopian society has the most difficult time dealing with
do they need most?
can their society provide for their wants and needs?
are they so impoverished?
can their governments do to help, or hinder their country's development?
not Ethiopia become a world class producer and exporter of goods? How
would Ethiopia compare with Japan? Japan is a country relatively POOR in
natural resources, yet it is an economic world powerhouse. What are the
differences between the two countries?
Professor and classmates,
In my research I found that
the agriculture and food security in Ethiopia is low. "Meanwhile,
population growth to date has led to notably small farm sizes, with Ethiopia’s
land tenure rules compounding the challenge. Land degradation and deforestation
are major problems." (cic.nyu.edu/.../evans_security_ethiop...).
The would affect the farmers and people in that nation. What the need is
a way to get water to their crops. The fields are rain feed and
not irrigated. Plus, they need to have access to electricity which
they have trouble getting. This reduces the productivity for farmer's to
move forward. The government is helping the farmer's with "access to
credit, farmers’ cooperatives, and the need to make the agriculture system more
The government does not recognize that water and energy growth is
not sustainable. The government can help the farmer' by putting
irrigation systems in and providing electricity. If the government does
not help the farmer's out then Ethiopia will stay in the same situation.
Ethiopia could become a world class producer is given the chance. With
the help of the government the nation could export their greatest food source,
banana's. Like Japan does with it rice. Japan specializes in toys,
mechanics, electronic product and their earnings in the exportations of
minerals in turn helps the economy. Ethiopia does not have the resources
to produce toys, mechanics, electronics to other countries.
STUDENT #2 RESPONSE
Class and Prof,
believe the children of Ethiopia have the most difficult time dealing with
scarcity. Children are spending their time in the field instead of
schools. Which is causing a lack of education in Ethiopia. With the
shortage of water to bathe many children have died because of sickness and
believe Ethiopians need water the most because it entails their daily
lives. Ethiopians face water shortages, poor sanitation, and lack of
clean water. Drought and politics are the two leading causes of water
shortage. Droughts have affected several areas of the country including
ponds, wells, streams, and lakes drying up or becoming extremely shallow.
These water sources are often contaminated with human and animal waste, worms,
or diseases. There is not enough water for people to bathe leading to
sickness and infection.
farmers don’t have access to water for irrigation because of the way the river
was divided up hundreds of years ago. The global warming has caused the
rainy season in Ethiopia to become shorter. Fields are drying up and
farmers are fighting over irrigation resources.
Better fed people can contribute
longer to economic growth and raise the country’s GDP. They will have
healthier children who are educated raising the human capital of the
Ethiopians are so impoverished
because they don’t have any institutions that support prosperity. Doing
business in their country is extremely difficult. If an Ethiopian
has a great idea then they stay poor because no one will finance it.
Ethiopian needs institutions that
encourage smart ideas and finance it. The government needs to limit
bureaucratic procedures that Ethiopians have to go through. Also the
government can help to irrigate their field for the crops, especially in the
could become a world class producer if given the chance. With the help of
the government they could export the majority of food. Japan is a major
export of rice. They also specialize in toys, electronics, and etc.
Their earnings in the exportations of minerals helps the economy. Both
countries could be world class with their natural resources, but Japan is
different when it comes to electronics. Japan is also world class
producer when it comes to electronics.