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Challenges and opportunities in Ethiopian agriculture

meeting with Honorable State Minister of Agriculture Dr Mandefro (left)

meeting with Honorable State Minister of Agriculture Dr Mandefro (left)

It was wonderful to gain an overview of the progress being made, and the challenges faced in agriculture, from a wide range of partners in Ethiopia last week.

The Honorable State Minister for Agriculture, Dr Wondirad Mandefro, met with myself and ICRISAT Governing Board Chair, Dr Chandra Madramootoo.

He explained that while Ethiopia has made significant progress in the production and productivity of agriculture, the drylands are lagging behind and their development is extremely important for future food security of the country. Read more