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.
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.
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.
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.