Table 1. Food Balance Sheet for Tigray Region, 2000 2008

No.

Variable

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008


Growth rate (%)
1 Production
of cereals in
(“000“ MT)

748.4

843.3

414.0

608.1

657.9

715.0

1,115.9

1,275.9

1,335.2

11.2
2 Less 15%
Post harvest loss

112.2

126.5

62.1

91.2

98.7

107.2

167.4

191.4

200.3
3 Less 6% seed
44.9

50.6

24.8

36.5

39.5

42.9

66.9

76.5

80.1
4 Net production
(1-2-3)

591.2

666.2

327.1

480.4

519.7

564.9

881.6

1,007.9

1054.8

11.2
5
Food Aid

9.8

1.3

26.5

18.1

6.6

-

-

-

-
6 Total grain available (=total supply)
(4+5)

601.0

667.6

353.6

498.6

526.4

564.9

881.6

1,007.9

1,054.8

10..33
7 Total population
(“000”)

3,695

3,797

3,901

4,006

4,113

4,223

4,335

4,454

4,576
8 Food requirement at 2.25 Qt per person (“000” MT)
831.3

854.3

877.7

901.3

925.4

950.2

975..4

1,002.1

1,029.6

2.41
9 Food Balance
(6-8)

-230.3

-186.7

-524.1

-402.8

-399.0

-385.3

-93.8

5.8

25.2

31.94
10 Self-Sufficiency Ratio
(4/8)

0.7112

0.7798

0.3726

0.5330

0.5616

0.5945

0.9038

1.01

1.024

8.55
11 Food Availability Ratio
(6/8)

0.7230

0.7814

0.4028

0.5531

0.5688

0.5945

0.9038

1.01

1.024

7.72
Average annual precipitation
(mm)
422 643 461 480 576 617 677 543 561 0.05

Source: Computed by the authors, using data from Regional Bureau of Finance and Economic Development, and the Regional Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission, Tigray