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Agriculture Sector  Ethiopia

April 13, 2024 (FBC) – Agriculture Ministry of Ethiopia has unveiled three strategies with the purpose of transforming nation’s food system.



Feb 23,, 2024

Addis Ababa, February 23, 2024 (FBC) – Ethiopia has unveiled a project worth 180 million USD to spur agricultural development in various regional states.

The project is said to be implemented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

During the launching ceremony, the Agriculture Minister, Girma Amente (PhD), stated that the project will be carried out in Sidama, Oromia, Tigray, Somali and Afar regions.

According to the minister, the project will help address challenges caused by drought conditions and enhance irrigation farming and improve livelihoods of farmers in beneficiary regions.

Feb 20,, 2024

Addis Ababa, February 20, 2024 (FBC) – Agriculture Minister, Girma Amente (PhD), conferred with Ibrahim Cheikh Diong, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director General of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group.

On the occasion, Girma stated that the Ministry of Agriculture and its affiliate institutions are ready to collaborate with ARC Group to enhance farmers’ capacity, increase productivity and strengthen resilience in the agrofood system.

Ibrahim Cheikh Diong, for his part, affirmed African Risk Capacity Group’s commitment to join hands with the ministry and rest of the government to contribute in enhancing the agricultural resilience in Ethiopia.

Feb 03,, 2024

Addis Ababa, February 3, 2024 (FBC) – The Ministry of Agriculture asserted that it is working in collaboration with pertinent stakeholders to ensure the accessibility of the burgeoning Meher and irrigated wheat produce to the domestic market.

In an exclusive interview with FBC, Isayas Lemma, the head of crop development department at the ministry, articulated that beyond ensuring supply of the Meher wheat produce abundantly to the country’s consumption, work is also being intensified to boost supply of local wheat to the export market which started last year.

The Ministry has issued directives for the optimal utilization of Meher and irrigated wheat production, intending to harness it for its designated purpose and supply it abundantly to the market, he said.

Jan 28, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2024 (FBC) – Addressing the award ceremony where he received FAO’s Prestigious Agricola Medal, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization for recognizing Ethiopia’s diligent efforts over the past five years in addressing food and nutrition security.

The Prime Minister emphasized Ethiopia’s commitment to not only meeting zero hunger goals, but to achieving food sovereignty and attaining national prosperity.

“Ethiopia is a nation of plenty. It has abundant natural resources, most favorable weather, and an energetic youth population. Synergy among these factors is essential in accelerating the development of this historic nation,” the Premier pointed out.

Wheat farm
Jan 28, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2024 (FBC) – Director General of UNIDO, Gerd Müller stated that Ethiopia is a model for the whole African continent for the great success in transforming the agricultural sector, which has led to double the wheat harvest and becoming an exporter. Great progress was also made in sectors such as rice, coffee, honey, or poultry production.

The Director General has congratulated Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for receiving the FAO Agricola Medal, recognizing Ethiopia‘s outstanding progress in agricultural production, food security, and poverty reduction.

“UNIDO is a strong partner of Ethiopia. We supported the government to establish four agro-industrial parks and are planning a new Centre of Excellence together ....

Jan 28, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2024 (FBC) In a ceremony hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has been awarded the prestigious FAO Agricola Medal, according to the organization, for his vision, leadership and commitment to food security and nutrition and the pursuit of innovative solutions in wheat self-sufficiency in the context of fast-changing and challenging circumstances.

The Prime Minister received the Agricola Medal in the presence of high-level delegates of various countries, representatives of international organizations, diplomatic missions in Italy and private sector representatives.

For the past five years, Ethiopia has been making critical investments in the agricultural sector and pursuing wheat self-sufficiency endeavors marking significant growth across major commodities.

Jan 27, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 27, 2024 (FBC) – Policies need to embrace and support the cross border dynamics of pastoralism recognizing the potential in strengthening regional ties, Irrigation and Lowland Areas Development Minister Aisha Mohammad said.

The East Africa Pastoralists Expo that brought together more than 1,200 pastoralists kicked off at the Millennium Hall today.

The aim of the expo, which will run for the next five days, is to ensure shared and mutual development among countries in the region by mitigating the challenges of the pastoral communities.

Jan 26, 2024

Addis Ababa, January 26, 2024 (FBC) – East African Pastoralist Expo kicks off at the premises of the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.

The Speaker of the House of Peoples Representatives, Tagesse Chaffo, the Irrigation and Lowlands Minister, Aysha Mohammed and representatives of pastoralists in the East Africa region have attended the launching ceremony.

Members of the diplomatic community in Addis Ababa, representatives of IGAD member countries and international organizations and partners are also in attendance of the event.

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             H.E Ato Girma Amentie

    Minister,  Ministry of Agriculture

Overview of the Ministry of Agriculture

     The present day Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) was established in 1907 during the reign of emperor Menelik II.More than a century has been elapsed since agriculture was transformed in to an institution.

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Vision, mission and objective and programs
Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)

  • Vision       Create market – led modern agriculture and a society free from poverty.

  • Mission     Create a modern and a highly productive agricultural system that uses a more advanced technology which enables the society to get rid of poverty

  • To this effect we need to:-

  •  Promote market-oriented modern agricultural system;

  •  Conserve, develop and use the natural resources sustainable;

  •  Put in place modern agricultural marketing system;

  •  Build the capacity of disaster prevention and preparedness;

  •  Empower women and youth in development so that they could benefit .

About Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ethiopia - MEFCC

     The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the lead government body responsible and legally mandated for environmental management. The vision of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is to ensure a clean and healthy environment in Ethiopia. As a result it's to create a better living environment to meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Ministry is responsible to ensure the realization of the environmental rights, goals, objectives and basic principles enshrined in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution as well as the Environment Policy. The proclamation (803/2013) mandated the Ministry, inter alias, to coordinate and ensure the forestry objectives and the basic forestry principles indicated in the forestry policy of Ethiopia.


Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research  (EIAR)


 A platform to address the most critical systemic bottlenecks constraining fulfilment of agriculture sector goals and targets identified by the government. 

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