National Strategy for Ethiopia’s Agricultural Extension System

National Strategy for Ethiopia’s Agricultural Extension System

Since research-based agricultural extension services started to be provided to the surrounding farming communities by the then Alemaya College of Agriculture (currently Haramya University of Agriculture) in 1953, the country has implemented several agricultural extension systems at different times aimed at supporting rural communities. Under Ethiopia’s current Agriculture Development-Led Industrialization (ADLI) strategy, the extension system remains a critical tool. The government of Ethiopia firmly believes that an effective and efficient extension system must play an important role in bringing about agricultural growth and transformation by facilitating adoption and utilization of yield- and quality-increasing agricultural technologies.

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