Foreign direct investment in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia

EcoFairTrade Discussion Papers

No. 12 / October 2009 / English Version

Foreign Direct Investment in the Agricultural Sector in Ethiopia

by Lucie Weissleder

University of Bonn

Global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows rose in 2007, after four consecutive years of growth, by 30%. Especially in developing countries FDI inflows reached their highest level ever. This development causes the attention of economists, scientist, governments, international organizations and the civil society wanting to know what drives this high increases in FDI inflows, whether this is a lasting trend and what the consequences might be. The discussion paper "Foreign Direct Investment in the Agricultural Sector in Ethiopia" explains why this country has arouse the attention of foreign investors.


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