Ethiopia, America to launch farmers exchange program

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Addis Ababa, 1 April 2014 (WIC) - The Ethiopian and united States governments are set to launch a new farmer to farmer exchange program between the two countries to improve productivity and economic opportunity in priority sectors of agriculture, starting with the grains sector, and then expanding to other priority food security and export sectors.

USAID Ethiopia in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and the Ministry of Agriculture will launch the program in Addis Ababa this week.

According to newsbusinessethiopia, the exchange program will bring 125 American farmers to work side by side with Ethiopian farmers, researchers, and educators, according to the press statement from the United States embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.