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One of the graduates from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region of Ethiopia receives her certificate
June 19, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 63 women who received technical and business skills development training. The training provided them with the skillsets needed to become successful owners and operators of dairy, meat and live animal businesses.

The training was organized in order to address gaps identified during an analysis conducted in 2012, which showed that women working in the dairy and livestock sectors lacked the leadership knowledge, access to and control of business resources, decision-making powers and business plan preparation skills necessary to become successful entrepreneurs.

USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller (center) with representatives of the grant recipient organizations and project sta
June 9, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded eight research awards this week to universities and research institutions through its Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy project. These grant awards will support agriculture research in farming, livestock production, social protection, dietary diversity and pastoral development that will assist in developing future agriculture projects. Better designed projects will increase agriculture sector productivity and growth, improve poverty reduction and improve nutrition for women and children.

A worker at the new fertilizer blending facility operates the machine to seal the bags of finished product after the raw compone
June 7, 2015

The Ministry of Agriculture, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture, and the Agricultural Transformation Agency, today joined the Gibe Dedesa Farmers’ Cooperative Union to inaugurate a warehouse and one of the first fertilizer blending facilities in Ethiopia. Together, the warehouse and blending facility will help the cooperative to meet farmer demand for better fertilizer that will improve soil conditions and transform crop production in Ethiopia.

June 2, 2015

The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical support to USAID through the delivery of monitoring, troubleshooting/course correction and reporting in collaboration with the MOE and Regional State Education Bureaus in seven primary regions (Addis Ababa, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, Somali, Dire Dawa, Afar, and Harare), with a focus on early grade reading. The Senior Regional Education Consultant (SREC) will also mentor regionally based USAID staff in Oromio, Amhara, Tigray, & SNNP.

April 12, 2015

 Over 11,000 visitors to last week’s Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) annual event could barely sleep after all the Ethiopian coffee consumed. The Ethiopian delegation—ranging from public officials to coffee farmer cooperative union leaders—ran out of coffee samples before the four-day event ended. However, thanks to the country’s deep ties to Seattle’s specialty coffee scene, the Ethiopian coffee family kept the jebena (Ethiopian coffee pot) full and the coffee brewing.

April 2, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through ENGINE, its flagship multi-sector nutrition activity, launched the Academic Center of Excellence for Nutrition today at Hawassa University. The Center will contribute to the reduction of under-nutrition among women and children by creating an excellent academic environment that links training, high quality and innovative community-based nutrition services, and nutrition research. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Public Health Institution and other stakeholders, the Center will promote and advance the revised National Nutrition Program and will contribute on impact at national, regional, district, and community levels.

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Last updated: June 29, 2015

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