Ethiopia, World Bank Discuss Ways to Enhance Collaboration in Agricultural Sector

Addis Ababa March 11/2024 (ENA) The Minister of Agriculture Girma Amente held discussion with the Executive Director of World Bank Group, Floribert Ngaruko on ways to enhancing collaboration in the development of the agricultural sector.

Various activities are being carried out in Ethiopia  with a view to ensuring food security by increasing the productivity of the agricultural sector, producing quality export products on a large scale and enhance import substitution.  
Ministry of Agriculture has also been implementing agricultural development programs and projects with a budget support obtained from the World Bank by engaging the community.
Agriculture Minister, Girma Amente and the Executive Director of World Bank Group, Floribert Ngaruko  exchanged views about the Bank's comprehensive support to the agricultural sector.
On the occasion, the minister stated that in the last 5 years, the government has been paying great attention to the agricultural sector. 
He thanked the World Bank for its support in the process of modernizing the agricultural sector.
The minister went on to say that the bank need to support Ethiopia's initiatives being implemented to ensuring food security by boosting productivity and relieving the agriculture sector of its reliance on rainfall through the use of alternative water sources.
For his part, Floribert Ngaruko, Executive Director of the World Bank, gave a thorough explanation of the ways in which the bank can work with the Ministry of Agriculture to support development initiatives and programs intended to modernize Ethiopia's agricultural sector and ensure food security.

Ethiopian News Agency