On December 5th, 2019, Alinea’s Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF) project team, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP), hosted the first ever Digital Learning Symposium and ICT Trade Fair for the agriculture sector in Ethiopia.

The one day program was organized by CDSF’s Capacity Development Specialist, with support from an international volunteer. The symposium included presentations, digital learning case studies from other sectors, panel discussions and a trade fair – all relatively new knowledge sharing platforms in the sector. 15 vendors were on site, sharing ICT (Information and Communications Technology) innovations in agriculture and learning from the Ethiopian private sector with public sector representatives.

The Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF) project is supporting the second phase of the Government of Ethiopia’s Agriculture Growth Programme (AGP-2) by strengthening the capacity of government staff and implementing agencies responsible for AGP-2 to improve delivery, thereby supporting the agriculture sector in Ethiopia, and the production, commercialization, research and small-scale irrigation sub-sectors.

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