Visiting and Learning about Ethiopia
Ethiopia is situated in the horn of Africa, and contains a central plateau with a number of mountains and rivers.
The average temperature ranges from 40 - 80°F during the sunny and dry season. The months of February through April are generally short rainy times. Larger rains come sometime in June, and
generally end in September.
The people of Ethiopia are highly diversified. Multiple languages are spoken. Some community members are Christian, while others are Muslim. Many people in the area also speak English as a second language.
Ethiopia is a Federal Republic under the Constitution in 1994. The president and Council of State are part of the executive branch, along with the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister holds the executive power.
Currently there is a gradual economic reform, while the government officials influence the economy. The economy is based on agricultural. A significant volume of goods are exported.
The largest export product is coffee. Ethiopia also exports leather, oilseeds, skins, sugar, and gold. Ethiopia, at times, deals with periods of drought along with soil degradation.
Agricultural development is most promising for Ethiopia. Although there is over population as well as shortage of water resources, there is great potential for self-sufficiency. The country relies heavily upon the market products such as grains, livestock, vegetables, fruits, flowers and sugar.
Ethiopia is also involved in the mining of gold, limestone, and marble. Small size of mining is done for tantalum. Natural gas and Iron core are also available. Ethiopia relies on imported oil. There are also several areas of potential development for commercial use.
Ethiopia has a strong partnership with the United States in training and assistance programs. Emphasis is placed on the Ethiopian economy and the well-being of the community.
Ethiopia is a place rich in history, full of vibrant tradition. It a delightful place to tour, and take part in breathtaking views of nature. Visitors can experience first-hand traditions of the tribal members. Trekking and birding attract many visitors. The remote regions of the country offer a chance to see fascinating indigenous cultures. Individualized tour guides are available for many sight-seeing opportunities.