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10 January 2017

Ethiopia: Auspicious Move to Ensure Food Security

11th December 2016

Attaining food security in Ethiopia is not an independent variable . . . Ethiopia's food security programme cannot bring about the desired results, without considering the youth, which is the most decisive work force in the country. Read more.


9 January 2017

BENEFIT-SBN: Sesame field day organised for financial institutions

28th October 2016, BENEFIT-SBN

The filed visit and the discussions made after the visit helped representatives of financial organisations to be aware of the different costs that farmers incur when they are using conventional and improved production technologies. Read more.


21 November 2016

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed agreement with INBAR for Bamboo development in Africa

2nd August 2016, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

On Tuesday the 2nd of August, 2016 officials from the government of Netherlands, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and China along with Council Working Group of INBAR representing its 41 member states gathered for the formal signing of an agreement between INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aimed at developing the bamboo sector in East Africa, over the next three years. Ethiopia holds around 70% share of bamboo natural resource in Africa. Read more.


4 August 2016

Poultry Learning Labs organized in Ethiopia

21st July 2006, AgriProFocus Ethiopia

AgriProFocus Ethiopia in collaboration with PUM, Netherlands Senior Experts, organized a three days poultry learning labs to smallholder poultry keepers in Bishoftu. Three poultry firms which have been financially supported by EKN through the FSRE Fund have served as learning labs for the training. Read more.


3 August 2016

First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Addis Ababa

15th July 2006, Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia has strong ambitions to accelerate its agro-industry through the development of Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIPs). From 5 to 7 October the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum will take place in Addis Ababa. The event will be hosted by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn. Read more.


3 August 2016

BENEFIT-SBN: Improving Sesame Production in Ethiopia

6th June 2016, BENEFIT-SBN

Part of BENEFIT programme, Sesame Business Network (BENEFIT-SBN) has be engaging in intensified efforts to improve production of sesame in Ethiopia. On May 31, As part of its activities, it provided a training for women and young farmers on the 20 steps improved sesame production technologies - in collaboration with Quara and Metema woredas Agriculture and Women Affairs Offices. Read more.


8 July 2016

FSRE Up-Scaling Fund Projects Kick-off the Learning Agenda

1 July 2016, AgriProFocus Ethiopia

FSRE Innovation Fund, financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa and managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, has been supporting 75 innovative projects since 2012.Out of these, seven projects have recently recieved an up-scaling fund, and started their linking and learning activity with AgriProFocus. Read more.


6 July 2016

BENEFIT Partnership in Ethiopia

14th January 2016, Netherlands Embassy in Addis

4 food security programs of Wageningen UR linked in one Partnership - Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership. The programs are CASCAPE, ISSD, ENTAG and SBN. Read more.


14 January 2016