LIVES shares lessons in market-oriented extension at the Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture

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LIVES gives seminar to MoA staff on market oriented agricultural extension services (Photo:ILRIAklilu Bogale) LIVES gives seminar to MoA staff on market oriented agricultural extension services (Photo credit:ILRIAklilu Bogale)

On 6 May 2015, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) hosted a seminar on ‘Market-oriented extension services for agricultural transformation in Ethiopia’ in Addis Ababa. About 60 staff from the MoA attended the seminar, many of whom were young experts and women.

HE Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes (PhD), State Minister for Livestock in the Ministry of Agriculture said that the seminar, the first-of-its-kind in  MoA, had two purposes; one is to tighten the partnership between the MoA and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) beyond sharing information and knowledge to expanding the interaction in the development of the agricultural sector in the country and two, to learn from the Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers (IPMS) project and Livestock and Irrigation Value Chain for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project experiences on the concepts and process of transforming…

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