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Agriculture Sector  Ethiopia


May 23  2023

Addis Ababa, May 23, 2023 (FBC) – Girma Amente, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia, met with Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of International Development of Canada.

Girma Amente briefed the Canadian Minister and his delegation regarding the agricultural development works that are being undertaken in Ethiopia and where results have been recorded.

They also extensively exchanged views on food security, climate change and biodiversity, land management and utilization, soil health and safety, market linkages and other similar issues, as well as the works to be done in the process of modernizing the agricultural sector.

May 23  2023

Addis Ababa, May 23, 2023 (FBC) – Minister of State for Water Resources Management Division at the Ministry of Water and Energy, Abraha Adugna (PhD), who is participating in the 19th World Meteorological Organization Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, said that climate change is causing natural disasters such as droughts, floods, forest fires and landslides in several parts of the world.

Climate change has put complicated challenges to the social and economic development efforts of nations, he noted.

May 23  2023

Addis Ababa, May 23, 2023 (FBC) – Preparations are afoot to plant 6.5 seedlings in the 5th year of the Green Legacy Initiative, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

According to PM Abiy, the share of seedlings for fruit trees is also substantially higher this year.

Earlier last month, the Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that out of the total trees to be planted, 45 percent are aimed to boost the forest coverage while 55 are tailored to integrated agriculture practices and horticultural purposes.

May 20  2023

Addis Ababa, May 20, 2023 (FBC) – An Ethiopian delegation, led by Sofia Kasa, State Minister of Agriculture, visited Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port (DMP) in Djibouti.

The purpose of the visit is to witness the discharging of Urea fertilizer at the port, assessed the process, identified challenges and observed effective actions taken on the ground, according to Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti

May 19  2023

Addis Ababa, May 19, 2023 (FBC) – Stakeholders and development partners of Ethiopian Green legacy initiative are holding panel discussions on Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Innovation.

The panel is being held under the theme: Ethiopian Green Legacy Innovation for Sustainable Development.

On the opening of the panel Adem Farah, Deputy President of Prosperity Party, urged the stakeholders to realize the goal of green legacy.

Adem has called on Ethiopian community to sustain green legacy development and benefit from initiative.

Girma Amente, Minister of Agriculture on his part said that Ethiopia has been wondered and recognized at regional and international level by green legacy initiative.

May 17  2023

Addis Ababa, May 17, 2023 (FBC) – The Ministry of Agriculture has received the final version of The Ethiopian National Poultry Development Strategy (2022-2031).

The National Poultry Development Strategy 2022-2031 is a plan which was developed in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

During the handover ceremony Fikru Regassa, State Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture conveyed that the strategy aims to increase the productivity and profitability of the poultry sector in Ethiopia, while also improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who rely on poultry for income and nutrition.

May   2023

Addis Ababa, May 17, 2023 (FBC) – Minister of Agriculture, Girma Amente, met and discussed with Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jorge Lefebre Nicholas.

The discussion focused on ways to promote and strengthen agricultural cooperation between Ethiopia and Cuba.

During the discussion the two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Cuba and Ethiopia in research modalities, technical assistances, technology transfer and capacity development.

It is stated that Cuba is set to support Ethiopia in agricultural bio technology, animal health and its production technology, mechanizations, irrigations, and coffee productions.

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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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