Africa Agriculture Project Launches in Ethiopia

May 18 , 2019

A 10-year-old agriculture project has been launched in a partnership between Canada and Australia with seven African countries including Ethiopia. The Cultivate Africa Future Fund project is worth 34 million Canadian dollars. Ethiopia’s share of the project funding is 2.8 million dollars, and it will mainly focus on sorghum production. The project is significant to modernize agriculture with research and technology, as well as build human resource capacity, according to Mandefro Negusse, general director of the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research. “Africa and Australia share similar environmental constraints,” said Peter Doyle, Australia’s ambassador to Ethiopia. “Australian expertise and research are highly relevant to Africa.”


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...