The USAID-funded Feed the Future initiative in Ethiopia, Agricultural Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe), sustainably transitioned hundreds of its activities to partners and government agencies today, February 16, 2016, after close to five years of implementation. Of the project’s successes, USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller commented that “The next five years will prove [that] Ethiopia can meet its own food needs while impressing the world with high quality products.”
Here’s a rundown of AMDe’s successes, by the numbers:
- One million+ farmers reached
- Nearly 6,000 agribusiness jobs created
- $27.5 million in agribusiness investments facilitated
- 260,000+ hectares of land cultivated via improved agricultural practices
- $189 million farm-gate sales (coffee, sesame, maize, chickpea, wheat, honey)
- $137 million in loans facilitated with financial institutions
- 400 grants of $14 million awarded to farmers and companies to use new technology
- 54 farmer co-ops, representing 2,500 primary co-ops, and 1.9 million members gained capacity
Read more ACDI/VOCA’s work in Ethiopia here.
Read more about AGP-AMDe here.
Read more about our value chain and market development work here.