Premier praises success attained in agricultural sector

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Addis Ababa, 2 April 2014 (WIC) –Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn praised the success gained in improving agricultural productivity during the past three and half years of the GTP period, which stemmed from the use of modern technology by farmers.

In an exclusive interview with WIC recently PM Hailemariam said the achievement is the result of the right policies and directions put in place by the government.

The directions that EPRDF forwarded during its 9th Organizational Conference held in Bahir Dar town last year to improve productivity have borne fruit, he said.

During the past years, a lot has been done to introduce new agricultural technologies to farmers, he added. 

According to the premier, favorable condition that would help farmers to harvest three times a year using irrigation development will be created, thus ensuring sustainability of productivity.

The premier added that efforts would also be made to improve productivity of framers over the coming harvest season by scaling up best practices and using agricultural inputs.

Agriculture is one of the sectors given due attention in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period in order make poverty history, he pointed out.