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2012

Smallholder Horticulture Project (SHH) Ethiopia

Ethiopie

Titre : Smallholder Horticulture Project (SHH) Ethiopia

Country : Ethiopie

Sector : Economic Growth and Trade

Project Timeline : 04/30/2012 - 04/29/2016

Project description
Promote economic growth of small-scale horticulture holders by strengthening the commercial viability of fruit and vegetable production. The horticulture sector has great potential in Ethiopia as a complement to the existing cropping pattern. The potential for Ethiopian exports to supplement the European off-season market is widely recognized given the country’s favorable climate and resource base, especially in areas located in proximity to the larger urban centers, as well as its low labor costs. These factors enable a wide range of fruit and vegetables to be grown at low cost. However, there are many constraints still to be addressed. The major problems include a lack of locally developed improved planting materials and varieties, weak extension support, limited marketing facilities and infrastructure and inadequate capacity of smallholders in pre- and post-harvest technologies.
The activity promotes economic growth of small-scale horticulture holders and strengthening the commercial viability of fruit and vegetable production. SHH will transfer improved technology in fruit and vegetable production and provide capacity building services to the regional bureau of agriculture extension agents and smallholder farmers. The activity will include activities such as supporting and establishing nurseries and tissue culture laboratories to meet market demand for quality plant materials and intensifying extension services to small farms. The activity seeks to develop a competitive and sustainable horticulture sector aiming at tapping new market opportunities by providing technical and financial support to improve technologies that have a potential to increase production and productivity as well as quality standards so as to increase farmers’ and national foreign exchange income.

Total obligation : $1,177,922

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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