The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (EATA), set up by the Ethiopian government, seeks to transform subsistence farmers, who traditionally only grow crops to feed their families, into commercial, market orientated farmers, in order to improve their income.
Farming First TV spoke to Khalid Bomba, CEO of the EATA to find out what progress as been made towards this goal, and towards boosting the resilience of Ethiopia’s smallholder farmers.
This month, it was announced that Ethiopia has officially reached the first Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger by 2015. Sustainably intensifying production of teff, by planting fewer seeds in rows, has gone a long way to improve yields, and subsequently incomes.
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