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    [title] => Facts & Figures
    [title1] => Number of Farmers Applying Improved Farming Techniques
    [title2] => New Jobs Created in Agribusiness
    [title3] => New Women Members in Farmer Unions in last 12 months
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    [figure1] => 142,000+
    [figure2] => 6,000
    [figure3] => 42,000+

Facts & Figures


Number of Farmers Applying Improved Farming Techniques


New Jobs Created in Agribusiness


New Women Members in Farmer Unions in last 12 months

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    [title1] => Sales at farm-level
    [title2] => Hectares Under Improved Technology & Management
    [title3] => Value of Rural Loans Dispersed to cooperatives and Private Sector Players
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    [figure1] => $189mn
    [figure2] => 263,000
    [figure3] => $137mn


Sales at farm-level


Hectares Under Improved Technology & Management


Value of Rural Loans Dispersed to cooperatives and Private Sector Players

Value Chains



Ethiopian Chickpea Chickpea is one of the major pulses grown in Ethiopia, mainly by subsistence farmers under rain fed conditions. It is one of the main annual crops in Ethiopia both in terms of its share of the total cropped pulse area and its role in direct human consumption. Ethiopia is the world’s fifth largest… Read more »



Ethiopian Coffee Ethiopia is a unique coffee origin, boasting biological and cultural diversity in coffee. As the birthplace of Arabica coffee, Ethiopia is also home to large quantities of coffee in both of the world’s major production styles: sundried natural, and full washed. Ethiopia’s coffee grows in distinct geographic areas and microclimates. With hundreds of… Read more »



The estimate of total cow milk production for the rural sedentary areas of Ethiopia during the past year, is about 3.80 billion liters. However, milk and milk product consumption in Ethiopia is much below the standard set by the World Health Organization. AGP-LMD assists dairy producer groups, milk collectors, processors and other supporting businesses to… Read more »



Ethiopian Honey The role of apiculture for sustainable development in different Ethiopian agro-ecological zones is highly recognized as these activities are less affected by drought than other agricultural activities. There are approximately 1.5 million beekeepers in Ethiopia and 8 to 10 million bee colony hives. With its unique characteristics including its white, gold, and red… Read more »



Ethiopian Maize Ethiopia is the fifth largest producer of maize in Africa and smallholder farmers make up 94 % of the crop production. The country produces non-GMO white maize, the preferred type of maize in neighboring markets. As the cheapest source of caloric intake in Ethiopia, providing 16.7 % of per capita calorie intake nationally,… Read more »


Meat/Live Animals

AGP-LMD works closely with actors in the middle segment of the cattle and shoats meat and live animal value chain, and assists them to expand market reach and become enterprises that are more efficient. AGP-LMD also creates stronger market linkages, based on mutual benefits and synergies amongst actors at different levels of the value chain…. Read more »



Ethiopian Sesame Ethiopia’s unique bio-diversities and diverse agro-ecology make it one of the centers of distinct sesame production, standing 4th globally and 2nd in world export market. Ethiopian sesame is renowned for its high oil content, rich and nutty flavor. The Humera type is a high demand product for its especially whitish color, seed size… Read more »

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Ethiopian Wheat Ethiopia is the largest wheat producer in Sub-Saharan Africa and has a favorable wheat growing climatic environment. Predominantly grown by subsistence farmers under rain-fed conditions, wheat is the 4th important cereal crop in the country. Although Ethiopia is the largest wheat producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is reliant on foreign wheat imports to… Read more »

Development Partners

Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)

Established in 1907, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has been shaping the institutional agricultural landscape in Ethiopia for over 100 years. The MOA works to increase agricultural production, productivity, and economic performance, as well as to serve in a leadership role for developing and implementing national agricultural policy in the country. The Government of Ethiopia has demonstrated a strong commitment to agriculture and the rural development through allocation of more than 10 per cent of the county's total budget to these sectors.

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The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is part of the Government of Ethiopia and reports to an Agricultural Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister. The ATA is tasked with supporting all key stakeholders to transform the country’s agriculture sector so that Ethiopia achieves its national target: reaching middle-income status by 2025.

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Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe)

The Agricultural Growth Program – Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe) is a flagship project under USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) strategy for Ethiopia and is USAID’s largest contribution to the government of Ethiopia’s (GoE) Agricultural Growth Program (AGP). In line with the overall objectives of AGP, AGP-AMDe works to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger by improving the productivity and competitiveness of value chains that offer jobs and income opportunities for rural households.

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The Capacity building for scaling up of evidence-based practices in agricultural production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE) aims to identify drivers for uptake of innovations, test and disseminate these innovations, and evaluate their short and long-term effects to enable the scale up of best practices in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia.

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Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD)

USAID-Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program (AGP)-Livestock Market Development (LMD) project is a five-year project implemented as part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative. The Project aims to foster growth and reduce poverty through improving the productivity and competitiveness of selected livestock value chains: meat/live animals, hides/skins/leather, and dairy.

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AGP LMD Year 4 Annual Report



AGP-AMDe Annual Report FY15



AGP-AMDe Business Enabling Environment Assessment

AGP-AMDe Business Enabling Environment Assessment.pdf


AGP-AMDe Fact Sheet 2015



AGP-LMD End Market Analysis for Meat/Live Animals, Leather/ Leather products and Dairy products Value Chain

AGP-LMD End Market Analysis Final.pdf


Ethiopia Nutri-SAT Pilot Study

Ethiopia Nutri-SAT pilot study 9_26_13.pdf


Transport and Logistics Report

Transport and Logistics in AGP-AMDe Value Chains Report 2015