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Ethiopia State Minister of Industry Dr. Mebratu Meles addresses the livestock forum in SNNP Region.
October 21, 2014

Mekelle, Tigray – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project (AGP-LMD), today held the fourth of four regional livestock investment forums in Mekelle. The forums connect foreign and local investors with 100 pre-selected local companies that have lucrative investment opportunities in dairy, meat and live animal business.

Dr. Mebratu Meles, State Minister, Ministry of Industry, addressing participants noted: “The opportunity is huge and the government is ready to support as much as necessary.”

The discussions with government officials and industry experts focused on the existing challenges and opportunities in the sector. Investor-investee round table discussions established links among foreign and local investors and pre-selected, high potential investee companies.

World School Milk Day Kick-Off in Ethiopia
October 20, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative for food security and nutrition, today kicked off the first of five school milk day events in four regions at the SOS School in Mekelle, capital of Tigray Region. A second school milk day will be held in Adigrat, Tigray at St. Angela Elementary School on October 25th.

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
October 10, 2014

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID's global Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, and world-renowned lawyer and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities and children, visited Ethiopia this week to advance support to people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in the country's development process.

Charlotte McCLain-Nhlapo, USAID Global Advisor on Disability and Inclusive Development, joins Kalle Konkkola
October 7, 2014

I am profoundly honored by the invitation from the Embassy of Finland to make some remarks this morning at this roundtable. I would also like to thank Madame Ambassador Sirpa Mäenpää, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller and colleagues Michelle Chen and Demissie Legesse for making my participation possible. And it would be remiss of me not to thank my friend and comrade, Kalle Könkköllä.

A certified Q-Grader demonstrates the Boerner conical sample divider to make homogeneous work samples.
October 7, 2014

Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project provided new tools and instruments to equip Ethiopian Commodity Exchange coffee certification laboratories in Hawassa, Jimma and Dilla required for Specialty Coffee Association of American (SCAA) Certification.

A smallholder farmer examines the new maize seed cleaning machine, which will help him improve the quality and potentially the p
September 30, 2014

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) program, a U.S. Feed the Future initiative, handed over to Becho Woliso, Ambo & Errer farmers’ cooperative unions (FCU) grain grading equipment to help smallholder member farmers, notably in wheat and maize, decrease post-harvest losses and increase the crop quality.

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Last updated: October 23, 2014

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