Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 November 2018 at 09:30

     Internship Opportunities

 with the World Food Programme of the       United Nations - Ethiopia

WFP Ethiopia Country Office seeks (1) graduate (BSc), and post-graduate (MSc) students looking for field-based dissertation topics, (2) BSc and MSc students already graduated within a year, looking for opportunity hands-on work experience, and (3) researchers looking for settings where to develop operational research topics. Background: Nutrition/Public Health/Epidemiology, Food Technology, Communication, Social Sciences, Climate Change, Logistics, Engineering, Economy and any other field related to food and nutrition. 

For the details: please see the attached pdf file. 

Meseret Gurmessa please how I can apply?

2 months 2 days ago

Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 22 June 2018 at 09:57

Agriculture contribution to GDP falling - World Bank:

Uganda loses between 4 and 12 per cent of GDP due to inefficiencies in the agricultural sector, according to the World Bank report. The losses are mainly incurred through uncontrolled soil erosion that largely affects mechanisation. According to the report, the losses presents a serious challenge that must be dealt with head-on.

Agricultural contribution to gross domestic product, according to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos), dropped to 21 per cent in the 2017/18 financial year compared to 21.5 per cent in 2016/17. The drop has been consistent and is reflected in other financial years. 

According to the report, Uganda is highly vulnerable to climate change, which not only affects output but has long term effects such as increasing poverty. Speaking at the launch of the report in Kampala, Ms Christina Malmberg Calvo, the World Bank country manager, said: 

Less than 2 per cent of cultivated land is irrigated. So her

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