Wednesday, 20 July 2016

EU & Germany: 3.8 Million Euro Project to Support Agriculture in Ethiopia

Today, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources with support from the European Union and Germany launched a 3.8 million euro project to support responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia. According to a statement from the European Union office in Addis Abeba, the project will contribute to establish an accountable, conducive and transparent framework for socially and environmentally responsible and productive agricultural investments benefiting local communities and economies. The project will also support the development of a regulatory framework for equitable access to land and secure land tenure for all segments of Ethiopian society while establishing mechanisms to facilitate productive investments in agriculture by national and international private investors. "The project, funded by the European Union (3 million euros) and the German Government (800,000 euros), is executed through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and implemented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Investment Land Administration Agency (EAILAA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR)," the statement said.