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Ethiopia country strategy operational plan

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Building an economy which has a modern and productive agricultural sectore with enhanced technology and an industrial sector that plays leading role in the economy so as to reach the level of middle income economy as of 2023. By 2025- end hunger, halve poverty and enhancing resilience to climate variability and other shocks.

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Ethiopia country strategy operational plan

  1. 1. Picture here Ethiopia Country strategy – Operational plan K.P.C. Rao Chris Ojiewo Tilahun Amede G. Sridhar
  2. 2. Country strategy
  3. 3. Intervention areas Title/Partners/b udget tionale/need Main objective/Goal Specific objectives Output Promote and strengthen pigeonpea production and marketing for system diversification and intensification Key partners: EIAR; RARIs; ATA EPOSPEA; Seed enterprises Budget estimate: US$ 2.5 m over 5 years  Best for intercropping and to increase cropping intensity  Positive contribution to soil fertility  Highly tolerant to drought  Export potential to India  Improves nutrition at household level  Sticks serve as fuelwood  Provides good fodder  ICRISAT has successfully promoted pigeonpea production for domestic and export in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique Unlock the potential of pigeonpea for sustainable intensification of smallholder cropping systems and improved nutrition Goal: Contribute to national target of 54% increase in pulse production  Characterize and map pigeonpea growing environments  Facilitate release of varieties that are locally suitable and with market preferred traits  Develop a sustainable pigeonpea seed and production technology delivery systems  Develop and promote intensive cropping systems with pigeonpea intercropping  Promote processing and value- adding activities (dal making) and strengthen marketing by involving private sector  At least 5 pigeonpea varieties released and seed systems developed  About 5,000 farmers growing pigeonpea as intercrop with improved management practices  Ethiopia starts export of pigeonpea
  4. 4. Proactive Marketing • Organize a round table meeting – DGs and directors of EIAR and relevant programs, ATA, Hawasa and Addis Ababa universities, FAO etc. • Identify one champion for each intervention area • Identify potential donor for each intervention area • Continuous campaigning and marketing Our goal is to market at least 25% of the interventions by end of 2016

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