Enhancing National Capacity for Agricultural Growth and Transformation

What is the project about

Agriculture sector provides employment  to 85% of Ethiopia's population and contributes 44% to the county's GDP  and 85% of its export earnings. 

Through this project UNDP provides institutional capacity building for the Ministry of Agriculture and The Agricultural Transformation Agency who are undertaking substantive and transformative intervention measures that are aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and ensuring food security.

What have we accomplished so far

UNDP has helped build the capacity of the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), through the deployment of senior staff to lead the agency. The ATA was established to help identify and design solutions for systemic constraints in Ethiopia's agricultural sector.

UNDP has also helped Ethiopia to bridge the sub-national capacity gap for integrated water resource development in developing regional states. The National Technical Assistance Unit, set up by Ministry of Agriculture with the assistance of UNDP, has supported the country's emerging regional states,  in the study, design and inspection of water supply and irrigation schemes developments.

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Project start date:

January 2009

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Ethiopia

    Implementing partner:

    Min. of Agriculture & Nat. Res

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Canada
  • Government Of Denmark
  • Government Of Japan
  • Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Agencia Espanola De Cooperacion Internacional
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 -$169

    2018 $664,162

    2017 $741,755

    2016 $3,328,008

    2015 $6,528,157

    2014 $7,512,260

    2013 $5,108,112

    2012 $5,839,071

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