What is Feed the Future?

Feed the Future is an initiative created by the U.S. Government to target global hunger and food insecurity. Feed the Future strives to increase agricultural production and the incomes of both men and women in rural areas who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. Investments in inclusive agriculture-led growth encompass improving agricultural productivity, expanding markets and trade, and increasing the economic resilience of vulnerable rural communities. Feed the Future seeks to unleash the proven potential of small-scale agricultural producers to deliver results on a large scale.

When was AGP developed?

The Agricultural Growth Program I, which was approved by the World Bank, took place between September 30, 2010 and September, 2015.

In 2015, the financing for AGP II was approved and will operate in 157 woredas (districts) in Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella and Harari regional states as well as Dire Dawa city administration. The project will directly benefit 1.6 million smallholder farmers, who live in areas with the highest potential for agricultural growth, according to the WB.


What is the difference between AMDe and AGP?

he Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) is a collaborative initiative of the Ethiopian government, the World Bank, and various other international donors, including USAID.

The Feed the Future Agribusiness and Market Development (AMDe) is one of the several implementers responsible for achieving the objectives set out by the AGP. It is a flagship program that supports the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) and broader efforts to increase investments in agriculture and promote regional trade.

What is the relationship between Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Feed the Future AMDe, Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion International (AECID) and Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-Based Best Practices in Agricultural Practice in Ethiopia (CASCAPE)?

Feed the Future AMDe, ATA, AECID, and CASCAPE are all technical implementers of AGP objectives. These programs are funded and operated by various international entities including the United States Government, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Ethiopian Government, and the Government of the Netherlands.

What is the operating time period for AMDe?

AGP-AMDe operates from 2011-2016.

Where can I find reports of AGP’s progress?

For more information on AGP’s progress, please visit our Reports page.

Is there a directory for acronyms?

Please click here for a list of acronyms.



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