Agricultural Development Led Industrialization (ADLI): Compatibility Analysis. Corporate Author: Alemayehu Seyoum(Editor) & Ethiopian. news,Agriculture, UN, Smallholder Farmer, Book, ADLI Ethiopian agricultural economist — said that Ethiopian officials need to reconsider the. Ethiopia’s economy and the role of the agriculture sector. 2. . ADLI. Since , the overarching strategic framework guiding Ethiopia’s development has.

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Ethiopia: The ADLI Still Mobilizing Ethiopia’s Economy

Areas where the Government would have a comparative advantage include setting the regulatory framework and standards, financing infrastructure especially roads and the Rural Roads and Transport Program- and small-scale irrigation primarily focusing on water harvesting at the household level, helping farmers build medium-scale irrigation on a cost-recovery basis, and construction of some multipurpose dams that would support larger-scale irrigation.

While the strategy is based on the ethiopiaa main zones described above, it is realized that there is complex diversity within each of these zones; and hence, actual interventions are locally tailored accordingly. Soil calibration aeli the major soil types of Ethiopia will also be conducted by the research system to better assess eyhiopia amount of fertilizer required by different types of crops.

A key feature of this innovative policy measure is the deployment of extension workers to every rural Kebeles in Ethiopia to facilitate sustained knowledge and skills transfer to smallholder farmers.

The transformation of the smallholder farmer is to be achieved through area based specialization as well as diversification of agricultural commodities. This intervention involves strengthened market effectiveness, credit services through micro-finance institutions, establishment of marketing cooperatives, and provision of training, all of which are important for both agricultural and non-agricultural activities.

It also has to lead to an increase in the consumption of the now larger volume of agricultural commodities and the increase in ethjopia has to be spent mostly in the rural areas themselves so it can generate induced non-farm employment.


The first major requirement agriculture found out to be lacking is food and necessary consumables. To this effect, the Food Security Program supports alternative or supplementary income sources in non-farm activities. And this is essentially the only way one can sustainably reduce poverty.

Ethiopia was constantly dependent on international aid for decades so far, but now the country is registering a double digit economic growth for about a decade so as it has managed to achieve food security of its citizens. As food insecure households are resource poor, living in drought prone and degraded areas, focusing on crop and livestock production alone may not entirely solve the problem of food insecurity in some areas.

Hence, income diversification through non agricultural activities is important. This site uses cookies. Specific policy measures to improve agricultural productivity and promote food security include: The research centers maintain improved varieties and multiply breeder and basic seeds and seedlings with varieties of crops, and distribute them to different stakeholders as well.

Major interventions in this area also include improving livestock quality, expansion of animal health services, water points, feed production and improvement ethiopai breeds and development of market infrastructure. Agricultural training and extension services will identify activities etyiopia will benefit both women and men.


The strategy promotes the use of labor-intensive methods to increase output and productivity by applying chemical inputs, diversifying production, utilizing improved agricultural technologies. In addition, according to Getachew, 11 million 63 percent rural households are impotent to cover food and necessary family expenditures.

In an overwhelming agricultural country such as Ethiopia, agricultural growth is an essential ingredient for growth and for alleviating poverty —as China has shown us. Priority for household asset-building interventions is given to beneficiaries of the Safety Net Program. Authority relaxes aviation proclamation to enhance private sector involvement.

This distinction guides the differentiated interventions needed to promote cross-sectoral and integrated growth. The instruments to achieve this include: The agricultural biotechnology focuses on technologies like tissue culture, mass propagation, marker-assisted breeding in crops and livestock, and promotion of useful microbial processes. Getachew said that to make agriculture more effective and transformed, strategies such as ADLI should be reconsidered to induce mechanized farming and etbiopia agriculture in Ethiopia, Getachew calls.


DBE to foreclose on Ayka Addis. Getachew has previously served as country director and representative ethiopis Liberia.

In moisture stress areas, major activities are undertaken to enhance food security focusing on increasing off-farm income opportunities, and voluntary resettlement to more productive areas. A key feature of ehhiopia Safety Net Program is its household focus.

In terms of pastoral areas, special efforts are made to enhance specialization in livestock production and marketing through the provision of water supply for the community and their livestock as well. The focus of ADLI is not the same in all states. In all states, the emphasis will be on ensuring everything possible in place to facilitate the take-off of commercial opportunities.

Recognizing this fact, the government’s response includes increasing the number and education level of Development Agents through providing extensive xdli, vocational education and training TVET in agriculture and through the establishment of Farmers Training Centers to transfer improved agricultural technologies and give adequate services at a closer reach.

This has contributed to increased agricultural productivity particularly for cereals, pulses, and oil seeds. He was head of the program for WFP in Sudan, regional program advisor for the Middle East and Central Europe, on top of serving as director of the partnerships and capacity development service at the WFP headquarters. Emphasis will also be given to introduction and adaptation of high value crops to support specialization and diversification programs.