As part of the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, in January 2013, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Ethiopia’s Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA) joined with USAID and DuPont Pioneer in a three-year PPP to increase maize productivity by transitioning farmers from open-pollinated to improved hybrid seed varieties, reducing post-harvest losses, expanding access to credit and inputs, and building the capacity of extension services to disseminate skills and best practices to Ethiopian maize farmers. DuPont Pioneer is investing US $1 million to provide technical assistance and distribution of improved varieties of maize seed for 35,000 farmers. USAID is investing $1million to support training, field demonstrations, commercial credit schemes, post-harvest storage development, soil sampling at demonstration sites, logistics, and market access and development.
|Location||Ethiopia, Eastern Africa|
|Value||USD 2 Million|