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Market-oriented agricultural extension important for Ethiopia – ILRI tells BBC

Berhanu Gebremedhin, IPMS briefs BBC reporters

Berhanu Gebremedhin, IPMS briefs BBC reporters

The Ethiopian economy is currently witnessing strong growth; however agricultural productivity in the smallholder sector, in dairying for example, is not as high as it could be.

The BBC reports on developments in the country, including from a dairy development project of the Dutch development organization SNV.

As part of the report, Berhanu Gebremedhin of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project briefed BBC reporters on trends in Ethiopia’s agricultural development and reasons for increased attention in the sector. He calls for increased focus on market-oriented extension services – an area where IPMS has been working over the past 5 years.

Listen in! to the full interview (BBC – World Business Report) Berhanu talks from minute 7 of the interview.

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