Ethiopian farmers to get mechanization service centers
Agribusiness

Ethiopian farmers to get mechanization service centers

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).

U.S. provides $10 million to fight locust in East Africa
Agribusiness

U.S. provides $10 million to fight locust in East Africa

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.