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USDA pleased with Ethiopia’s willingness to approve GMOs

21 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Arefeaynie Fantahun

 

Mercato Atikilt Tera. Critics say the use of GMO puts farmers at the mercy of corporate power & risks contaminating organic crops (Credit EO)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in Addis Ababa lauds Ethiopia’s approval of commercial cultivation of the controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a new report it published.

In a report USDA published on February 5, 2020, prepared by Abu Tefera, agricultural specialist of the USDA and approved by Rachel Bickford, foreign service personnel, the Ethiopian government’s “approval of commercial cultivation of genetically engineered cotton and confined field trail on GE maize can be taken as an effort of the government to improve agricultural productivity using modern agricultural tools,” it said. The report went on to say that the country’s adoption of Bt-cotton not only has important economic importance but also expected to have positive influence on the acceptance of this technology in the region. “Especially considering that a decade ago the country was at the forefront of the anti-GMO movement in Africa,” it said.

The country’s adoption of Bt-cotton not only has important economic importance but also expected to have a positive influence on the acceptance of this technology in the region.

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GTP II’s first half-year performance in textile sector disappoints, as did GTP I’s five years

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abiy Hailu
 

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI) said the first six month export performance of the textile sector is lagging behind plan.
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ሕወሃት የመለስ ዜናዊን ፍላጎት ተግባራዊ ለማድረግ ዘረመል ምህንድስና ቴክኖሎጂን (GMO) ተግባራዊ ማድረግ ጀመረ፤ በዘር ንግዱ ከፍተኛ ድርሻውን ያዘ

24 Nov

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አፋጥኑት የኢትዮጵያን በምግብ ራስን መቻል ዋስትና ምርጫው ከመደረሱ በፊት ሳይሆን አይቀርም ግፊቱ!

አቶ ኃይለማርያም ሳይንሱንም ቀድመው መጀመሪያ በጥቅምት 2013 ስንዴን አስመልክተው ከአርሲ አፍሪካን እንመግባለን ሲሉ ነበር። ከዚያ ሕወሃት የኢትዮጵያን ሠራዊት ድል ያደረገበትን ሚያዝያ 28 2014 ሲያስከብሩ በአዲስ አበባ ስታድዮም በምግብ ራሳቸንን ችለናል ብለው የሳይንሱን ማራቶን አቸንፈው ነበር! ያኔም አውቀነው ነበር፤ ዛሬም ምሥጢር አልሆነብንም!

ይህ ግን በቂ የሠለጠነ የሰው ኃይልና ሣይንሳዊ መከላከያ የሌላትን ድሃ ሃገር ምን ላይ ይጥላት ይሆን? እነ ሕንድ ከጥጥ ውጭ ያልደፈሩትን፡ ምነው የኢትዮጵያን ባልሥልጣኖች ታላላቅ የአሜሪካና የአውሮፓ ዘር አብቃይ ኮርፖሬሽንና የአሜሪካን አስተዳደር ለማስደሰት ሲሉ ጀብደኞች አደረጋቸው? የአካባቢያችን አየር በአበባዎች ምርት ኬሚካሎችና በጨርቃ ጨርቅ ፋብሪካዎች ዙሪያ ባሉት ወንዞች መበከሉ ሳያንስ፡ አሁን ደግሞ ዕውቅ የተፈጥሮ ሃብታችንን ልናጣ አይደለምን?

 

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ ህዳር 15/2007 (ኢዜአ) የኢትዮጵያ ግብርና ምርምር ኢንስቲትዩት በዘንድሮው ዓመት በሽታን የሚቋቋሙና የተሻለ ምርት የሚሰጡ ከ30 በላይ የተሻሻሉ የሰብል ዝርያዎች ማውጣቱን አስታወቀ። ኢንስቲትዩቱ በኢትዮጵያ የዘረመል ምህንድስና ቴክኖሎጂን ለመጀመር የፖሊሲ ክለሳና ማሻሻል ሥራ እያከናወነ መሆኑን ገልጿል።
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Ethiopia’s manfuacturing continues to face same dilemmas: Cotton, power, hides & skin, water & skills shortages as poor infrastructures

13 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ERTA news

The Government of Ethiopia is working to address challenges facing the textile industry in terms of raw material shortage, the Ministry of Industry said.
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