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Posted 1 May 2017 at 08:12

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 April 2017 at 01:42

Contract Farming in Ethiopia

· New Book Launched
· An interesting Panel Discussion by major stakeholders
· Video of the Panel Discussion is Available

On 19 April 2017, AgriProFocus organized an exciting event where major stakeholders that have close relation with the topic of contract farming come together to attend an interesting panel discussion and to raise questions to practitioners, researchers and policy makers in Ethiopia.

Book Launch

The event marked the launch of a new book entitled “Contract Farming in Ethiopia: Concept and Practice” – written based on eight case studies by a number of practitioners and well-known consultants. The book is a result of a collaboration between various organizations and agricultural programs, all partners of the AgriProFocus network in Ethiopia. These include Agriterra, C4C, ENTAG, Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia, LANDac, SNV, and CIHEAM Bari (SupHort).

The case studies analyze the contract farming practices in

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Anatole Majyambere Dear Gizaw, when will this interesting book be available online?

3 months 3 weeks ago

Gizaw Legesse My dearest Anatole, it will be available very soon, and you will be the first to get it. By the way, it is really interesting!

3 months 3 weeks ago

Report out! The first platform meeting of the ENGEA on Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives

The presentation on “Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives” was made by Selam Gebretsion who is a Gender Specialist Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) Project which is financed by USAID. The project has been active since 2013 and will continue until 2018.

The program was organized by The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) which was established 1 year ago. The purpose of the presentation is in line with one of the network’s objective of creating a platform for sharing information, managing knowledge and experience among government and development partners”.

The Rural Land Administration Law from gender Perspective is the first in a series and was attended by 20 network members.

Please read a short summary of the paper presentation meeting here.


Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 February 2016 at 02:23

Recent Jobs

From Various Organizations

Dear Members, below you will find a number of job opportunities from different organizations and projects active in Ethiopia. The deadline for application can be viewed in brackets for each jobs and you will find detail job descriptions when you click on each job titles. You can also share this post via social medias using the share tool under this post.

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Project Team Leader – Tef Market Development Project (Feb 14)

Senior Project Officer- Market Services Program (Feb 8)

Director-Research and Extension (Feb 8)

Project Officer- Regional Business Development (Feb 7)


Intervention Fund Manager- Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT), Ethiopia (Feb 8)

Intervention Fund Assistant, Intervention Fund Manager- Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT), Ethiopia (Feb 8)

Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme

Access to Credit Intervention Manager (Feb 8)

Environment and Conservation Agriculture Intervention M

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 December 2015 at 12:50

GTP II and the Agricultural Transformation Agenda 

On the Annual Network Day of AgriProFocus Ethiopia

AgriProFocus Ethiopia organized its Annual Network Day on the 11th December 2015 with nearly 100 participants. As indicated weeks ago the objective was to review the network’s activities of 2015 and to brainstorm plans of 2016 with members and partners.

However, most importantly, our Annual Network Day was planned to give an overview of the country-wide agricultural activities, challenges, achievements and future plans. And for that we are honored to have W/ro Lakech Michael of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). Hence, our Annual Network Day was opened by her detailed and informative presentation on the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) of the Ethiopian government and the Agricultural Agenda.

W/ro Lakech, while giving an overview of GTP II, indicated five high level objectives included in the plan for agriculture sector. These are:

- Accelerated growth

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 November 2015 at 01:34

New Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear Members,

Please find a number of job opportunities from various National and International Organizations, such as ATA, SNV, HoAREC&N, Save the Children, CARE Ethiopia, Carana Corporation, TETRA TECH, and so on.

Each jobs has their own application deadlines which you can see in brackets, and the shortest is November 30 and the longest is December 18.

For more details on job descriptions and on how to apply, please click on each jobs.

Please share this post to others and expand your network!

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Project Team Leader - Tef International Market Access (TIMA) Project (Deadline: Nov 30)

Recruitment, Training and Professional Development Specialist, Analytics Team (Deadline: Nov 30)

Senior Project Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert (PPD) (Deadline: Dec 4)

Programmer Analyst (Deadline: Dec 4)


Senior Technical Specialists (Deadline: Nov 30)


Deputy Chief of Party (Dea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 16 November 2015 at 09:14

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an agency focused on promoting agricultural sector transformation throughout Ethiopia, is currently hiring a Project Team Leader for our Tef International Market Access (TIMA) Project.

This new role will focus on ensuring Ethiopia benefits from the increasing popularity of tef in the international market and drive the development and implementation of a model for limited export of tef.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a very motivated, results driven, top performing individual with a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Economics or closely related field, at least 10 years of relevant experience in Agricultural sector with international experience and significant understanding of value chains and the Tef sector (of which at least 5-7 years in a leadership role) and knowledge of the international marketing system to join a dynamic team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of smallho

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 July 2015 at 03:32

Contract Farming Training at ATA

AgriProFocus Ethiopia, in partnership with Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), delivered a training on Contract Farming today at ATA premises.

The training is given to fourteen staffs of ATA from all Regional Clusters.

As a mandate, ATA has been working with all stakeholders to identify solutions to address systematic bottlenecks that can have a catalytic effect to transform the lives of smallholder farmers across the country. In order to enhance the ongoing efforts, this training on Contract Farming is crucial, since the very fact of how to deal with smallholder farmers and transform their lives is directly related with the issue at hand.

The training is mainly based on the case studies conducted by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and partners, such as:

· Bamboo Coops in Sidamoto Africa Bamboo

· Chickpea of Handucha-WelisoUnion and Gust Agro

· Green beans via MekiBatuUnion and EthioVeg

· Malt Barley farmers with Heineken


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 June 2015 at 04:02

Ethiopian Agricultural Hotline Surpasses 1 Million Caller Mark

Less than one year after its nationwide launch, Ethiopia’s first agricultural hotline, the popular 8028 call-in system, has achieved a major milestone, surpassing a full one million registered callers, with nearly 6.5 million phone calls received. A collaborative effort between the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethio Telecom, and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), the 8028 hotline is revolutionizing traditional agricultural extension services by providing smallholder farmers with direct access to “best practice” agronomic advice.

“Hitting the one million caller mark in under a year is a tremendous endorsement of the 8028 system,” stated ATA CEO, Ato Khalid Bomba. He further explained that, “out of the one million registered callers, 730,000 have identified themselves as farmers.”

“This is a major validation of the system’s potentia

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