About SAA Ethiopia The SG 2000-Ethiopia initiative had as its main objective the more effective transfer of locally and externally available improved food production technologies appropriate to local farm-level circumstances. The goal was to increase production and productivity and help achieve food security and increase farmer incomes. Even though Ethiopia is far from achieving household food security, crop production has increased for 7.81 million tons in 1992 to 26.7 million tons in 2015/16. However, due to climate variability, frequent drought and population growth (from about 57 million in 1995 to about 100 million in 2016), among others, there are about 7.8 million people under food aid currently.