Japan extends 105 mln birr for food security program

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Addis Ababa, December 25 (WIC) - The government of Japan today extended 105 million birr for a food security program in Ethiopia at a signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED).

According to a statement the Embassy of Japans sent to WIC today, Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia and Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.

The assistance aims to help Ethiopia promote food production with the supply of agricultural inputs, it was noted.   

Ambassador Kishino said Japan had extended the grant-in-aid as part of its support to the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which has set a projected average annual growth rate for agriculture of 8.6% for five years from 2010/11.