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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

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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Dec 7  2022

Addis Ababa, December 7, 2022 (FBC) – The FDRE Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands (MoIL) handed over 900 water pumps on Wednesday to Oromia region amid efforts to ensure food security through irrigation-based winter agricultural activities.

Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands, Aisha Mohammed, handed over the water pumps to Oromia region chief administrator, Shimelis Abdisa.

Minister Aisha, while handing over the water pumps, said that the water pumps will pivotal to the region’s winter wheat cultivation

She affirmed that such assistances and backing will continue to be strengthened.

Oromia region president, Shimelis Abdisa, thanked MoIL for the provision of the support.

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Dec 5  2022

Addis Ababa, December 5, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) stated that Aysha Wind Farm II has generated over 17.7 GWh electric power during the last two months.

Aysha Wind Farm II was connected to the national grid after 16 of its windmills had begun generating power at the end of September this year, according to EEP.

According to the Project Manager, Tiruwork Shiferaw, the power generation performance from the windmills has surpassed the plan set to produce 17GWh electricity.

During its trial operation in September, the Aysha Wind Farm generated 3.3GWh, according to the Project Manager.

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Nov 30 2022

Addis Ababa, November 30, 2022 (FBC) – The FDRE Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands has donated 600 water pumps to the Amhara region.

According to the Ministry, the support was handed over at the end of the bilateral discussion held today regarding the implementation of irrigation projects in the region.

The Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands, Aisha Mohammed, handed over the water pumps to the chief administrator of the Amhara region, Yelkal Kefale.

Yilkal Kefale, for his part, thanked the Minister for the support and assured that the water pumps will be distributed fairly and will be used for their intended purpose.

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Nov 27 2022

Addis Ababa, November 27, 2022 (FBC) – Germany’s KfW Development Bank-funded 5 high-quality combine harvesters were handed over to lease finance customers today as part of the Agricultural Mechanization Leasing Project in Ethiopia. ​​

The fourth round KFW-funded Agricultural Mechanization Leasing Project in the country has so far handed over 50 agricultural mechanization machines worth 13 million Euros to lease finance customers, it was learned.

The machineries funded by KfW Development Bank-fund have been purchased by the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), according to ENA.

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Nov 26 2022

Addis Ababa, November 26, 2022 (FBC) – Addis Ababa city administration has donated 110 water pumps to Somali region on Saturday at “YeLemat Trufat” program promotion event in the region.

Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands, Aisha Mohamed, Mayor of Addis Ababa City, Adanech Abiebie, and Somali Region chief, Mustafe Omer attended the “YeLemat Trufat” initiative promotion event.

During the event, Mayor Adanech Abiebie has delivered a congratulatory message to the region for overcoming the drought and realizing the “YeLemat Trufat” campaign.

She said that Ethiopia should build resilient economy and get rid of poverty to maintain sovereignty and freedom which was protected through generations with sacrifices of blood and sweat.

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Nov 22  2022

Addis Ababa, November 22, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ambassador to Cuba, Genet Teshome, met with Orlando Diaz Rodriguez, Director for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba, exchanged views on ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the agriculture sector.

During the meeting, Ambassador Genet pointed out potential areas for a mutually beneficial cooperation in the sector.

He further briefed the Director about his government’s 10 year development plan in agriculture, efforts to attain high level of productivity in wheat production and ensuring food self-sufficiency.

The Director, on his part, noted the longstanding friendship the two countries ...

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Dec 5  2022

Addis Ababa, December 5, 2022 (FBC) – Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) announced efforts to utilize solar energy potentials for irrigation purposes.

The ministry has launched projects aimed to use renewable energies for agricultural purposes in four regions; South, Sidama, Oromia and Amhara, as preparations are finalized for pilot run in 9 selected sites.

In the wake of launch of the projects, State Minister of MoWE Sultan Wolli (PhD) discussed with communities in project sites in South, Sidama and Oromia regions where he consulted with residents on the implementation of the project.

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Dec 5  2022

Addis Ababa, December 5, 2022 (FBC) – Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) has been working on providing Six million people at national level with safe drinking water in this budget year.

The Water and Energy Minister, Habtamu Itefa (PhD) told EPA that in the first quarter of this year, nearly 500,000 people have secured access to safe drinking water.

The coverage of safe drinking water is improving in the country and the number of people who had the access to safe drinking water over the last budget year was 5 million at national level, he said.

He said: “MoWE will achieve this plan easily because last year 5 million people were able to get access to clean water even if there were various challenges including the conflicts in the North Ethiopia.”

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Nov 29 2022

Addis Ababa, November 29, 2022 (FBC) – A pastoral food and food system security project was unveiled to deal with challenges stem from climate change in the pastoral area.

The launch of the program was held in Jigjiga city, Somali region.

Minister of Agriculture, Oumer Hussein, Chief administrator of Somali Region, Mustafe M. Omer, Deputy Director General of East Africa Regional Development and Business Supply of African Development Bank, Dr. Abdul Kamara, other federal and regional senior government officials attended the unveiling event.

The project is expected to improve the living conditions of women, youth and the general population by building resilience to the food security problem in the ..

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Nov 26 2022

Addis Ababa, November 26, 2022 (FBC) – An investment promotion event that aimed to promote Bure Integrated Agro-industrial Park has been held at Bahirdar city.

The Minister of Industry, Melaku Alebel, Amhara region chief administrator, Yilkal Kefale, and other senior federal and regional high officials attended the event.

Potential renowned local and foreign investors have also attended the promotional event to explore the opportunities to invest in Bure Integrated Agro-industrial park.

The Minister of Industry, Melaku Alebel, said that despite being in extended conflict, Amhara region is carrying out development activities that can be considered as a model of development.

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Nov 24  2022

Addis Ababa, November 24, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian crop ‘enset’ identified as climate coping strategy in drought-prone regions, according to research findings from University of Greenwich (UK), Hawasa University (ETH), NRI, CIAT, and Royal Botanic Gardens.

In a new study published in the journal Plants, People, Planet, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, UK, the Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT (the International Center for Tropical Agriculture), and Hawassa University, Ethiopia, have found that smallholder farmers in Ethiopia grow more of the indigenous crop Enset ventricosum in the direct aftermath of severe droughts as a means of bolstering food security.

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Nov 27 2022

Addis Ababa, November 18, 2022, (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) announced the launching of National Red Meat Strategy in the country to boost products and productivity in the sector.

According to the Ministry, Ethiopia stands 6th in livestock resources in the world. However, it has not addressed the expected meat products for the increasing urbanizations and populations that results 6.7 Kg meat per capita consumption.

National Red Meat Strategy has been organized for increasing: the products and productivities of animals for red meat, export, market systems, and to feed industries, stated MoA.

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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Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research  (EIAR)

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 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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