Canada Pledges Support to Ethiopian Agricultural Program

Canada is providing 18.75 million Canadian dollars (USD18.71 million) over five years to a major national initiative in Ethiopia that aims to boost the productivity of farmers and better link them to local and regional markets. It expects the Agricultural Growth Program to benefit around 126,000 families, 9,000 of which have women as heads of household.

Aside from strengthening organizations by supporting farmers and supply systems for seed and livestock breeds, the initiative aims to improve the development of rural infrastructure and implementation of better soil and water conservation practices.  

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.