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June 20, 2016

Transforming agriculture in Ethiopia

type: Donation, NGO, Project
by: Deniz Zehra Tavli

Agriculture is crucial to Ethiopia’s food security and the livelihoods of nearly 85% of its people.

Accelerating agricultural growth is a critical national priority: The country’s government has set ambitious targets for the agricultural sector to increase productivity, accelerate commercialization, and improve the livelihoods of Ethiopia’s smallholder farmers. Achieving the GTP targets requires coordinated action and innovation among key stakeholders. 

Synergos works with the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and others to strengthen their partnerships, collaboratively identify systemic bottlenecks, and jointly develop solutions that promote food security and improve the lives and livelihoods of small-scale farmers. Based on geographic concentrations of producers, agribusinesses, and institutions engaged in the same agricultural sub-sector, the initiative catalyzes growth by harnessing efforts among an interconnected web of actors, from the federal to regional to local levels. Such collaboration allows small-scale farmers and agribusinesses to better realize higher productivity, and more market-oriented and higher value-added production.

Synergos is a non-profit organization which aims to reduce global poverty through “inclusive partnerships” that bring together government, business, civil society and local communities.

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