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Agricultural Research and Training Project (Ethiopia)


Titre : Agricultural Research and Training Project (Ethiopia)

Pays : Ethiopie

Durée : 1998 - 2006

Institution initiatrice : International Development Association (IDA)
Emprunteur : Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Organisme d’exécution : Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization (EARO

Zone d’intervention et Groupes cibles
The principal beneficiaries of the ARTP as a national, long-term sector investment programme are primarily the estimated 6 million smallholder farmers, most with holdings of less than one hectare each ; these peasants constitute an overwhelming majority (around 90%) of the farming population in Ethiopia. Women will benefit both as farmers and farmworkers from the generation of improved post-harvest and production technologies specifically aimed at improving efficiency and reducing drudgery in the farm operations in which they are involved. The project will also seek to raise the participation of women in the overall agricultural research effort through higher recruitment of women scientists and support staff in the system

The development objective of the project is to support sustained generation and adoption of ecologically sound technology for crop and livestock-production systems, which will also enhance natural resource use and management. The ARTP seeks to make EARS more efficient, productive and sustainable by : (a) building institutional capacity to manage efficiently the agricultural research system ; (b) rationalizing the way research programmes are identified, designed and prioritized ; (c) improving their relevance through decentralization, stakeholder consultation and establishment of strong research-extension farmer linkages ; (d) drawing on the relevant pool of knowledge available internationally ; (e) consolidating and strengthening existing research centres ; (f) expanding research facilities, based upon appropriate feasibility studies, into less favourable agro-ecological settings characterized by poverty and resource-poor farming systems ; and (g) building human resource capacity in collaboration with the Alemaya University of Agriculture (AUA). The project will help create a conducive institutional environment, address gender issues and ensure that appropriate incentives are offered to researchers to attract and retain them in the research system

Informations financières
Coût total du projet : US$ 90.6 million
Montant du prêt du FIDA : US$ 18.2 million
World Bank : International Development Association : US$ 60.1 million
Contribution de l’emprunteur : USD 12.4 million

Présentation : IFAD

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