Officials and senior experts visited the Netherlands and Germany: Lessons brought home

The Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA), a recently established authority in charge of regulating the agricultural sector, is now being led by a new management team that need capacity building and exposure. It is very critical for the authority to explore how regulatory system in other countries operate in order to bring lessons and new ideasContinue reading Officials and senior experts visited the Netherlands and Germany: Lessons brought home

Developing Forage Value Chain: A potential strategic option to address livestock feed problems

The practice of growing forage crops for sale is not yet an established culture in Ethiopia. There are a few improved forage seed producers on the one hand while a number of dairy farms demanding forages, on the other. In between, however, there are no commercial actors who grow forage crops for sale. Because ofContinue reading “Developing Forage Value Chain: A potential strategic option to address livestock feed problems”

Revisiting Seed Science and Technology Curriculum to Respond to Market Demand

In Ethiopia, seed businesses usually struggle to find skilled human resources in seed science and technology, as well as seed business management. The existing curriculum, which was developed some years ago, need to take into consideration new developments in the seed sector. Recognizing the need for more trained human resources in seed science and technology,Continue reading Revisiting Seed Science and Technology Curriculum to Respond to Market Demand

The first ENSP Newsletter published

The purpose of the ENSP newsletter is to provide relevant information on the latest developments and current issues in the Ethiopian seed sector and the partnership supportactivities.The first issue highlight the major activities that have been taken place between January and June 2022. It has covered the transition that in progress for crop variety testingContinue reading “The first ENSP Newsletter published”

Establishment of an Agricultural Authority and its Relevance to the Seed Sector

Regulating the seed sector started with the start of variety approval by NCIC in 1982, which was more consolidated since 1992. Yet regulation was only in place in 1997 that included the different aspects of seed from variety release to seed marketing. Until 2004, activities related to seed regulation was under the Ethiopian Seed Agency,Continue reading “Establishment of an Agricultural Authority and its Relevance to the Seed Sector”