Agriculture is the main sector of the Ethiopian economy. It accounts for a little under 50 percent of the gross domestic product, provides employment for 80 percent of the population, generates about 90 percent of the export earnings and supplies about 70 percent of the country’s raw material to secondary activities. Over 95 percent of the cultivated land is under small-holder peasant agriculture.
Ahmed, S., R. Gommes, C. McIntosh and A. Sarris "Interlinking insurance with credit to enhance smallholder agricultural productivity : a pilot application to Ethiopia." Ferdi Policy brief B23, April 2011