Ministry Launches Agricultural Exhibition

May 6 , 2023

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a month-long agricultural financing and technologies exhibition. Over 50 organisations in the sector are expected to participate in the expo launched at the science museum in partnership with the Agricultural Transformation Centre and Ethiotelecom. The agriculture sector accounts for 33.3pc of the GDP and is a means of livelihood for more than 80pc of the population. According to Minister Girma Amente (PhD), the exhibition aims to showcase science's critical role in building a sustainable economy for investors and researchers. He believes the expo, which targets the latest innovations and research, shows his Ministry's commitment to surplus production.



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