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Agriculture Sector  Ethiopia


Nov 17  2023

Addis Ababa, November 17, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian delegation headed by the Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands (MILLs), Ms. Aisha Mohammed, discussed with the leadership of the Exim Bank of the Republic of South Korea to explore ways of supporting the irrigation projects planned by the ministry.

During the occasion, Ms. Aisha Mohamed, said that Ethiopia has more than 10 million hectares of land with a high water potential that can be exploited for irrigation.

However, the country has not yet tapped it effectively and efficiently. For this reason, it is frequently affected by drought and floods, the MILLs Minister underscored.

Nov 17,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 17, 2023 (FBC) – The REDD+ Investment Program phase II which is part of Ethiopia’s forestry Development has been launched in the presence of high level government officials, members of the diplomatic community and representatives of partner organizations.

During the launching program, the Agriculture Minister of Ethiopia, Girma Amente (PhD) stated that forests are source of food, wood, fodder and herbal medicine among the community.

Ethiopia is one of the five countries in Africa and among the 25 countries in the world known for their biological diversity and the country’s forest resources are home to diverse plants and wildlife, he said.

Nov 14,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 14, 2023 (FBC) – Responding the queries raised by parliamentarians at the 3rd year 4th regular session, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) stated that there is no doubt that there is increase in agricultural productivity.

“We see it greatly in agriculture. It doesn’t mean this is enough. More work needs to be undertaken. We need to make sure that the inputs and technology the farmer needs are also produced in country,” the Prime Minister said.

Nov 0,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 4, 2023 (FBC) – Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala visited the Ministry of Water and Energy today to learn more about the two countries’ long and successful cooperation in the water sector. 

During his visit, the Czech  premier was briefed by Water and Energy Minister Habtamu Itefa and State Ministers Abrha Adugna and Sultan Wali on the practical results of Ethiopia’s cooperation with the Czech Republic.

Habtamu highlighted the Czech financial contributions to Ethiopia’s water sector, noting that the cooperation relating to hydrological studies amounts to over 38 million euros.

Nov 02,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 2, 2023 (FBC) – The transportation of soil fertilizer for 2016/2017 E.C crop cultivation season from the port of Djibouti officially inaugurated today, according to the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti.

The operation was officially inaugurated at the Port of Djibouti by Prosperity Party Vice President, Mr. Adem Farah, in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Girma Amente, other officials from Ethiopia as well as officials of the Government of Djibouti.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Adem stated stable and large-scale fertilizer shipments are a crucial lifeline for farmers during the Ethiopian planting season to ensure food security in the country.

Nov 01,  2023

Addis Ababa, November 1, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture, Girma Amente, today held a discussion with the Norwegian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Stian Christensen, on deepening the long-established cooperation between the two countries in environment protection and climate action.

During their meeting, both sides reviewed the Ethiopia-Norway cooperation in climate adaptation, sustainable forest management, landscape rehabilitation and food system transformation towards food security.

The Agriculture Minister and the Norwegian Ambassador also assessed the highlight of their cooperation to ensuring improved livelihoods for Ethiopians.


Freighter Loaded With 51,420MT Fertilizer Docks At Port Of Djibouti

Oct 30,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 30, 2023 (FBC) – The transportation of soil fertilizer for the 2016/17 E.C “bega” (Ethiopia’s dry season) cultivation season has begun, the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics (ESL) said.

It was stated that the first ship loaded with soil fertilizer for the upcoming cultivation season docked at the Port of Djibouti last night.

It is said that the ship, Omorfi Majuro, loaded the first 51 thousand 420 metric tons of urea soil fertilizer for the 2016/17 E.C crops cultivation season from the port of Adabiya, Egypt, and entered SDTV (Société Djiboutienne Terminal Vracier) port, Djibouti, last night.

Oct 25,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 30, 2023 (FBC) – Small-Scale Irrigation (SSI) schemes being implemented in Ethiopia are positively impacting the lives and incomes of the pastoralists and semi-pastoralists who employ small water pumps to enhance their crop yields, Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands disclosed.

The Ministry stated that Small-Scale Irrigation endeavors are primarily led by smallholder farmers themselves, offering a significant opportunity.

In particular, the ministry said SSI is not only positively impacting the lives and incomes of the pastoralists and semi-pastoralists who employ small water pumps to enhance their crop yields but is also proving instrumental in ensuring food security in regions susceptible to recurrent and severe droughts.

Oct 25,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 25, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia is determined to utilize 60% of the irrigable lowlands in the country through fair and coordinated water management, according to Ms. Aisha Mohammed, Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands.

The Minister said that while addressing the World Food Day 2023 gathering in Addis Ababa.

”Water, essential for life, is at the heart of our survival and the economy. Challenges of water scarcity and climate-induced floods remind us not to take this precious resource for granted,” the Minister emphasized.

“In Ethiopia, we see hope in water-efficient irrigation technologies to transform our lowlands which make up more than 60% of our landmass into food-producing regions,” she underscored.

Oct 21,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 21, 2023 (FBC) – The World Food Programme (WFP) has reiterated its continued support to Ethiopia’s efforts to ensure food security in the country.

The UN organization’s pledge was reaffirmed during the meeting between Minister of Agriculture Mr. Girma Amente and Mr. Michael Dunford, WFP Regional Director for Eastern Africa

Their discussion focused on issues pertaining to food system transformation – from production to consumption.

During the meeting, the delivery of aid to beneficiaries was also brought to attention with a particular emphasis on addressing the pressing needs of the people in the Tigray Region. The Minister also highlighted the importance of taking swift actions to speed up the process of delivering aid to the vulnerable residents of the region.

Oct 20,  2023

Addis Ababa, October 20, 2023 (FBC) – The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Republic of Korea have inked the MoU for cooperation in the fields of industrial technology and agricultural machinery.

The Ethiopian Agriculture Minister, Girma Amente (PhD) and President of the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology has signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of their respective countries.

The Agriculture Minister appreciated Republic of Korea’s willingness to cooperate with Ethiopia in transforming the agriculture sector, describing the sector as the backbone of the economy of the nation.

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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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