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Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction











​FAO. 2020. Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency: An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction. Rome.




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    Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency – An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction
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    This brief summarize the findings of the report "Ten years of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency – An FAO evaluation of the Agency’s impact on agricultural growth and poverty reduction". This evaluation finds that ATA has achieved many of the outcomes it is being measured against, in terms of input use, extension services, and agricultural technology. The outcomes observed point to the effective removal of bottlenecks in the rural agricultural economy that have improved the linkages between producers, input markets and agricultural services. The improvements in those priority areas are reflected in productivity gains for certain priority crops and in market orientation positions that confirm ATA’s effectiveness in connecting producers to markets. FAO’s evaluation finds positive macroeconomic effects from ATA interventions, helping to ameliorate the reduction in gross domestic product growth, and also supporting the development of agroindustry and transportation services.
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    Creating employment potential in small-ruminant value chains in the Ethiopian Highlands 2017
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    In December 2014 the Ministry for Livestock Resources Development of Ethiopia presented its Livestock Master Plan (LMP) with the most important targets and priorities to achieve further development of the livestock sector. The LMP contemplates roughly to increase by half the total number of sheep and by a third the total number of goats by the end of 2020. This creates tremendous opportunity for employment creation and income expansion for poor households, and thus a great channel for poverty re duction. An innovative methodology was designed and implemented by FAO to quantify the impact of large scale investments in small ruminant value chains on employment creation. An elaborate quantitative value chain survey, together with several qualitative assessments have been undertaken over a period of 5 months from May to September 2014. This working paper presents the main results of this analytical process. After a short review and summary of the existing knowledge on employment in SRVCs in the Ethiopian highlands (section 3), the wider context, project areas, and analytical methodology are presented (section 4). Section 5 begins with the presentation of the empirical results, by focussing on the technical aspects of production and marketing in the value chain, with particular attention to the practice of small ruminant fattening and achievable profit margins by various actors. Section 6 looks in more detail at relevant employment dimensions along the value chain, focussing on the work particularly of youth and women. Section 7 presents the wider institutional setting and policy environment, in order to set the ground for the concluding chapter which provides the range of opportunities and bottlenecks towards decent employment promotion in the sub-sector, and to develop wider policy and program recommendations at large.
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    Strategic analysis and intervention plan for fresh and industrial tomato in the Agro-Commodities Procurement Zone of the pilot Integrated Agro-Industrial Park in Central-Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia 2019
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    With the current Second Growth and Transformation Plan (2015-2020), the Government of Ethiopia expects the agro-industrial sector to play key role in economic growth of the Country. Accordingly, the creation of Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks has been identified as one of the key mechanisms for accelerating the development of the sector and the structural transformation of agriculture. Agro-industrial parks will play a significant role in transitioning Ethiopia from an agricultural-led into an industrial-led economy. In view of that, the development of Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks has been prioritized in Ethiopia’s national development strategy and four Agro Industrial Growth Corridors have been selected for piloting the establishment of four Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks. The initiative aims at driving the structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy while reducing rural poverty and creating a better environment for increased investments in agro-processing and allied sectors. Since 1981, FAO has been a strong partner of the Government of Ethiopia towards the achievement of national food security and economic growth goals. FAO is working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to empower value chain actors and to promote inclusive, efficient and sustainable agricultural value chains. The present document is the fourth one of a series of detailed analyses of prioritized commodities, which will lead to inclusive, sustainable and stronger agricultural value chains in the Agro-Commodities Procurement Zone of the pilot Integrated Agro-Industrial Park in Central-Eastern Oromia.

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