‘Ethiopia is a strategic partner of ICARDA. The Center’s scientists work alongside their Ethiopian counterparts on a wide range of research for development initiatives – including the development and distribution of high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat varieties, and the promotion of integrated crop-livestock production systems.
‘Given this strategic importance, agreements were signed with two important Ethiopian partners – the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI) and the Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR).’
The Livestock and Fish program is working hand in hand with partners to implement the Ethiopia sheep and goat value chain and this development is another great opportunity to enhance and grow the partnership opportunities along the entire farm to fork approach. ICARDA is one of the four partners in the Livestock and Fish program and leads the work on the sheep and goat value chain development in Ethiopia.