Agricultural growth resulted from nation’s apt policy, strategy

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Addis Ababa, 23 May 2014 (WIC) - The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) said the successive growth registered in the agricultural sector during the past years is the outcome of Ethiopia’s right agriculture sector policy.
Employees of the ministry celebrated the 23rd anniversary of May 28 Victory Day through panel discussion.

State Minister of Agriculture, Wondirad Mandefro, on the occasion said that the agricultural growth registered during the past two decades is the direct results of the country’s apt rural-based agricultural policy and strategy.
Despite its rich natural resources, Ethiopians were affected by food shortages and starvation due to the wrong policies of the past regimes, he said.

At present agricultural productivity is increasing significantly as farmers and pastoralists across the country are able to develop crops throughout the year, he said.    
According to Wondirad, Ethiopia’s agricultural sector is growing at a rate of 8 per cent per year on average.