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The Improved Seed Irony: Shoving by politics & ruling party in seeds business

2 Feb

Editor’s Note:

    Ethiopia is back to square one, when it comes to the supply of and trade in agricultural inputs, when TPLF companies and cadres monopolized the inputs business.
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Ethiopia, the secretive GMO nation that violates its own laws: Tell me, Bill Gates this is about Ethiopia –Dow AgroChemicals to ‘create’ abundant teff in Ethiopia – reprint

20 Oct

Editor’s Note:

    WHO estimates that 3 million people are poisoned by pesticides every year, most of them in developing countries. Every year some 20 000 of these poisoning victims die. Already in 2008, FAO was warning that obsolete pesticides threatened communities in Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia finally is headlong into new ‘improved’ seeds; do they call them GMOs?

14 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Andualem Sisay Gessesse, The East African

Gadisa Gobena, 68, first worked as a teacher of agriculture in high school during the Derg Regime in Ethiopia. He then served in agriculture related positions in government before securing a scholarship from America’s Illinois State University to study agronomy.
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Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security, says Reuters: What seeds? Why ruling party in seeds & other input business? Land issues?

30 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Reuters’ story: Ethiopia banks on seeds to boost food security

Ethiopia has introduced a programme to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centres try to help farmers meet their basic needs and increase agricultural output.
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ኢትዮጵያ የአፍሪካን ግብርና ልማት ግቦች ቀድማ ማሳካቷን ገለፀች – ጉድ በሉ! ታዲያ ለምን 13ሚ ወገኖቻችንንን ሌላው ዓለም ይመጸውትልናል?

12 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

ኢሬቲቪ (FEb 11, 2014) ኢትዮጵያ በሁሉን አቀፍ የአፍሪካ ግብርና ልማት ማዕቀፍ የተቀመጡ ግቦችን ከወዲሁ እያሳካች መሆኑን የግብርና ሚኒስተሩ አቶ ተፈራ ደርበው ገለፁ፡፡ ማዕቀፉ የአፍሪካ ሀገራት እ.ኤ.አ በ2015 የ6 በመቶ የግብርና ዕድገት እንዲያስመዘግቡ ግብ የሚያስቀምጥ ሲሆን ኢትዮጵያ 8 በመቶ አድገት ከወዲሁ ማስመዝገብ ችላለች፡፡
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Urban wheat economics & the unending EGTE’s fiducial role in it

30 Aug

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

                                              Part I

The interesting news story Thursday August 29, 2013 in Addis Abeba was about the success of the Ethiopian Grain Trade Enterprise (EGTE) “in stabilizing the market” under the leadership of its CEO Berhane Haile. During the last fiscal year, EGTE said it imported 5.1 million quintals of wheat at a cost of ETB 4.5 billion ($239 million) in the fiscal year that ended in June 2013.
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Agri economic zone: Ethiopia to tweak farmland renting policy

28 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Minister of Agriculture Tefera Deribew on November 27, 2012 indicated that preparations are underway to establish “agricultural economic zones”, according to FBC. This news report appears under the title ሰፋፊ የእርሻ መሬቶችን ከመስጠት ጋር በተያያዘ አዲስ አሰራር ተግባራዊ ሊደረግ ነው – the literal translation of which is: Government to introduce new measures in large-scale farmlands renting.
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