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Agriculture Sector  Ethiopia

"Create a modern and a highly productive agricultural system that uses a more advanced technology which enables the society to get rid of poverty " - Ministry of Agriculture

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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.

  Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries are merged in April 2018  -  approved by the draft bill prepared by The Ethiopian House of People's Representatives

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             H.E Ato Oumer Hussein

    Minister,  Ministry of Agriculture

AGRICULTURE NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Addis Ababa, September 17, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority organized a recognition ceremony under the theme “Our Coffee for Our Unity and Prosperity” where President Sahle-Work Zewde gave awards to farmers and stakeholders who contributed to the increase of export earnings.

Ethiopia earned, for the first time, 1.4 billion dollars in coffee export. In her speech, the President explained that “it has opened the door for the private sector to play a paramount role … a country’s development depends also on the private sector”. 

She added that “coffee’s value is beyond increasing export production; it connects people and communities, it’s a place for discussion, for exchanging ideas, it connects neighbors”.

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Addis Ababa, September 9, 2022 (FBC) – State Minister for Ministry of Agriculture, Professor Iyasu Elias, said that varieties of species of economically important multipurpose seedlings have been planted on 1.8 million hectares of land.

During his exclusive Fana Broadcasting Corporation, the Minister of State said, during the concluding rainy season, more than 34 million people have participated in the national Green Legacy Initiative.

Activities are underway to embed the green economy development culture in the community apart from campaign based endeavors.

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Addis Ababa, August 25, 2022 (FBC) – The EU backed Health of Ethiopian Animals for Rural Development (HEARD) Programme has handed over veterinary cold chain equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, in the presence of State Minister Fikru Gegassa (PhD).

The equipment will be used for veterinary outreach services (treatment and vaccinations) in remote areas of Ethiopia.

In another development, the EU has expressed commitment to support the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

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Addis Ababa, August 25, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Tanzania are exchanging experiences on land, water, and pasture management since August 22, 2022, based on the agreement signed previously by the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries of Tanzania and Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands – Ethiopia (MoIL).

Ethiopian delegation led by the Minister of State for Irrigation and Lowlands, Birhanu Lenjiso (PhD), is in Tanzania for a 10 day official work visit, since August 22, 2022.

The delegation is discussing and exchanging experience with the former Dar es Salaam Regional Administration Governor and the current Pawan Regional Administration Commissioner, Abubakar Kunenge on land, water and pasture management.

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Addis Ababa, August 17, 2022 (FBC) – The steadfast completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is pivotal to realize Ethiopia’s aspiration of becoming a manufacturing hub, Indonesian Ambassador to Ethiopia Al Busyra Basnur said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, the ambassador said that GERD has multifaceted importance for Ethiopia.

“I believe that the GERD is very important for not only Ethiopia but also for neighboring countries,” he added.

“Talking about the GERD, it will generate 6,000 MW. This puts Ethiopia as a great country, rich of energy and the powerhouse of electricity. With that electricity people in Ethiopia and people in neighboring countries will easily develop and increase their economy by creating home industries,” Ambassador Basnur stated.

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ddis Ababa, August 16, 2022 (FBC) – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has delivered a flagship program document to the Ministry of Agriculture.

During the handover ceremony, Ayele Gebreamlak, AGRA Ethiopia program officer said, AGRA in Ethiopia was on building key systems of service delivery to smallholder farmers, supporting the development of evidence based policies to create an enabling environment and enhancing execution capacity of the ministry of Agriculture and affiliate intuitions. 

“These interventions have contributed to catalyzing sustainable and inclusive agriculture transformation by increasing incomes and improving food security of 1.8 million smallholder farmers.” 

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Addis Ababa, September 16, 2022 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reviewed this moring of whet clusters in the Dugda and Bora woredas of the Oromia Regional State.

The wheat clusters in the two regions is quite promising, the Prime Minister said. The Premier stated that the new Ethiopian year brings closer Ethiopia’s goal of wheat exports. R

According to the Prime Minister, the East Shewa zone of Oromia alone aims to harvest 7mil quintals. The Prime Minister further underscored that increased mechanization will yield greater results in the wheat farming sector.

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Addis Ababa, August 29, 2022 (FBC) – The Water and Energy Ministry of Ethiopia and the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) have signed MoU for water development cooperation in Seoul.

During the signing ceremony, the President of K-Water, Park Jay said that the relations between Ethiopia and Korea is not limited to only development cooperation, for their historical ties is cemented by blood.

The President affirmed commitment of K-Water to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Energy in the water resources development sector.

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Addis Ababa, August 25, 2022 (FBC) – Unilever Global, the world’s largest company based in London, has announced that it is interested in investing in food processing in Ethiopia.

Dagi Beru, the company’s Director of African Corporate affairs, discussed food processing investment with Teferi Melese, Ethiopia’s Ambassador Plenipotentiary in the United Kindom (UK).

In his explanation to the director, Ambassador Teferi stated that the Unilever Global Company will benefit from the incentives provided by the government to foreign investors engaged in the agro-industry sector.

Director Dagi, on his part, stated that his company has been engaged in investment in the manufacturing of cleaning products, various detergent and shampoos, and various other products in Ethiopia 

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Addis Ababa, August 18, 2022 (FBC) – Small-scale agriculture has contributed more than 40% of the country’s GDP and employed 70% of the workforce, said Aisha Mohammed, Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands, in a meeting with Precision Consult and other stakeholders to use solar water pumps for irrigation development and to assemble solar equipment in Ethiopia.

Although the ministry was established on September 24, 2014, it has brought great achievements in a short period of time, according to the Minister.

She underscored that the minister’s office is focusing on modernizing agricultural productivity by filling the gap between water and energy infrastructure, and based on the national irrigation strategy set by ....

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August 17, 2022 (FBC) – Upon its completion, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have a greater share in energy supply to East African countries, according to James Morgan, Ambassador of South Sudan to Ethiopia.

The ambassador stated that GERD is a grand development project with continental magnitude that is being built to ensure mutual benefit and cement regional cooperation beyond the supply of electricity.

He added that the third round of filling the dam and making the second turbine able to generate electricity proves that Ethiopia is on its way to success.         Ambassador James also mentioned that the power plant is one of the infrastructures that helps accelerate the economic development of the region.

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Addis Ababa, August 15, 2022 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in a statement, said that the Green Legacy Initiative has delivered results particularly in fostering a ‘green culture’.

“If global events in the past weeks have not convinced us that climate change is happening, then nothing else can. Across the globe, countries have been confronted with extreme weather conditions, flooding, wildfires, powerful storms, unprecedented heat waves, increased desertification and many other phenomena. We are observing the frequency and intensity of such climatic events impacting people’s livelihoods and wellbeing all around the world. In our own backyard, the East African and Horn Region is experiencing climate change induced drought. At home, climate shocks have contributed to drying up water sources and caused severe droughts in some parts of the country.”

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.

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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 .

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