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Ethiopia in transition

Emma Orchardson Addis Abeba, March 01/2019 – Despite formal decentralization, agricultural services in Ethiopia are generally “top-down,” claim the authors of a recently published paper on gender and agricultural innovation. “Extension services,” they explain, “are supply-driven, with off-the-shelf technologies transferred to farmers without expectation of further adaptation.” Drawing on GENNOVATE …

Addis Abeba, March 01/2019 – Ethiopia-Kenya trade and investment forum kicked off today at the recently inagurated  Skylight Hotel in Addis Abeba. The opening of the two day forum is being attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru arrived in Addis Abeba this morning accompanied …

 Hoola Halaleho Ambaye Ogato (PhD), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, February 18/2019 – With the coming of prime minister Abiy Ahmed and his reformist agenda, a political change has been sweeping Ethiopia like never before. PM Abiy has introduced significant transformation and his reform initiatives have been gathering pace. Optimism …