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USAID Improves Food Systems in Ethiopia With Two New Agriculture Projects Valued at $86.5 Million 

   

Agriculture _ Ethiopian News
Photo: USAID Economic Growth and Resilience Office Director Amber Lily Kenny and State Minister Dr. Meles Mekonin from the Ministry of Agriculture at the Feed the Future Ethiopia Transforming Agriculture and Ethiopian Seed Activity launching event, Hawassa, March 5, 2024.

 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa 

Hawassa On March 5th, USAID Economic Growth and Resilience Office Director Amber Lily Kenny and State Minister Dr. Meles Mekonin from the Ministry of Agriculture, launched a $77 million Feed the Future Ethiopia Transforming Agriculture, and a $9.5 million Feed the Future Ethiopia Seed Systems projects. The two projects will increase incomes and reduce the rate of malnutrition in Ethiopia. 

Transforming Agriculture is a five-year project that will support Ethiopia’s agriculture and food system actors to sustainably improve the diets of 7 million people, particularly women and children. The project targets 132 woredas across the country. The project includes an Enset (false banana) processing machine production scaling-up initiative that would assist Enset producers to improve their yield and reduce food loss and poor product quality. 

Ethiopia Seed Systems is also a five-year project that will increase quality-assured seed supply in local markets so that smallholders can have access to quality seeds of their preferred crop-varieties. The project will be implemented across 20 woredas in eight regions.  

The two new projects work with agribusinesses, universities, and other agricultural partners to develop and strengthen resilient, inclusive, and sustainable agricultural and food systems.

For 120 years, the United States and Ethiopia have partnered in health, education, agriculture, food security, science and innovation technology and the environment, and many other areas to improve the lives of all Ethiopians.  

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1 COMMENT

  1. From this article and photo we can conclude about one glaring and lingering fact about Good Ole USA. The test result has come back proving beyond the benefit of a doubt that it is addicted in giving the old country its helping hands rain or shine. When there is destructive war there started by stupid individuals, USA has always been there to help bring peace. When there is deadly famine, it has been USA, the land of endless philanthropists, the first on the scene feeding the starving. This is just one of many. Right on USA, right on!!!

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