I am pleased to represent the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people today at the 2nd Annual Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) - Cooperatives Forum, supported by USAID’s Agribusiness and Market Development (AMDe) project.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange (ECX) to collaborate on increasing the quality, traceability and marketing of coffee.
Under this agreement, USAID’s Agricultural Growth Program-Agriculture Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project will collaborate with ECX to:
It is an honor for me to present closing remarks on behalf of the United States Government and the American people.
From January 16-18, 2013, ahead of the African Union summit, the Government of Ethiopia convened a meeting of African Ministers of Health and global experts aimed at accelerating reductions in preventable child deaths through sharper national plans and improved monitoring and evaluation.
Since 1990, the number of child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by 39%. Many African countries are within reach of the 2015 millennium development goal to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two thirds. Yet even with the availability of proven, inexpensive, high-impact interventions for maternal, newborn, and child health, their adoption is slow and high rates of childhood illness and death persist in a number of countries.
Last updated: March 10, 2014