Monday, May 20, 2024

Tag: Agriculture

Ethiopia edges closer to multiplying GMO Cotton seeds 

In a bid to bypass the foreign currency shortage that forced halt the import of Bt Cotton seeds, the Indian based JK Agri Genetics Ltd. is negotiating to bring its patent and multiply Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds in Ethiopia.

Government seeks to privatize agricultural extension program

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is finalizing legal frameworks that enable private companies provide agricultural extension programs, The Reporter learnt. The move would effectively end government monopoly of the service.

War leaves two thirds of sesame farm uncultivated

Over 500,000 hectares of sesame farm, which is 70 percent of Ethiopia's annual cultivation for the cash crop, skipped a season without being cultivated due to the ongoing war in northern Ethiopia.

Social unrest, COVID thwart USD 3.7 billion project

Social unrest and the Coronavirus pandemic block the construction of a USD 3.7 billion fertilizer production plant in Dire Dawa city, The Reporter has learnt.  

Stakeholders urge gov’t to implement existing rice strategy

Participants of “the East Africa Rice Conference 2021” urged the Ethiopian government to implement the existing rice strategy that aim to promote the sector and increase support to rice farmers through research and development.