To stop the spread of COVID-19 to the farming community, a new study advised the Government of Ethiopia to limit travel of farmers to urban areas and make mandatory using face masks as the global pandemic is now spreading in cities and towns of the country.
Ethio Lease, the first foreign-owned leasing company, received the first shipment of 44 tractors, which will be distributed to Ethiopian farmers.
The Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA) and Land Bank and Development Corporation (LBDC) of Ethiopia signed a collaborative agreement to work in partnership for land holding development and growth of the sector.
The desert locust, which has been damaging crops in some east African countries, is now moving from Somali to Ethiopia to hit the country once gain.
The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has signed subgrant agreements with eight cooperative unions and two entrepreneurs for the construction of 10 standardized Mechanization Service Centers (MSC) across Ethiopia. The grant is worth Birr 91 Million (close to $3 million at the current exchange rate).
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The locust invasion has been damaging crops and plants in the three countries for the past several months.
Ethio Lease, the first foreign-owned leasing company in Ethiopia, is set to help Ethiopia improve its agricultural productivity by leasing affordable agricultural equipment to farmers.
Agriculture ministers of from locus outbreak affected eastern African countries Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are set to meet in Addis Ababa this week on the sidelines of the African Union heads of states summit.
The Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia says it has deployed four pesticides spraying planes in four directions to contain envision of desert locust.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank announced a new partnership that provides $6.4 million to microfinance institutions and small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses in Ethiopia.
BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire – Without ensuring land rights for women, Africa cannot end hunger by 2025, said African Union Commission official.