Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia National Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Strategy

 

National Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Training Manual for Agricultural Development Agents

Ethiopia’s agriculture sector accounts for approximately 39 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and around 75 percent of export earnings by the year 2014/5. Crop and livestock sub-sectors accounted for 27.4 percent and 7.9 percent respectively, while 3.7 percent was accounted for by forestry and fishery. The agriculture sector is the major employer of about 83 percent of the country’s labor force. The sector has registered an average real agricultural GDP growth rate of 6.6 percent per annul during the GTP I implementation period. During the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) I implementation period, the average productivity of major crops by smallholder farmers for the main season increased from 15.7 quintals per hectare to 21.5 quintals per hectare.Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia National Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Strategy

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