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CDSF SNNP Regional Office Welc...

The Agricultural Growth Program II Capacity Development Support Facility (AGP2-CDSF) SNNP Regional office welcomed six (5 female) newly joined interns. An orientation was held in Hawassa on December 19-20, 2019 to support their successful start with the program. The interns have been assigned to support three AGP II baseline Woredas: Arbegona, Alicho Wuriro and Gimbo. […]

Symposium on Digital Learning ...

On December 5, 2019, the Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) hosted an innovative event focused on digital learning in Agriculture. Building on the momentum generated at an event held earlier in the year, which focused on […]

SNNPR Cooperative Agency Rolls...

SNNPR Cooperative Agency Rolls out Business Guidebook Training

The SNNPR Cooperative Agency, in collaboration with the Regional Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) Coordination Unit and the Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF), officially rolled out the Common Interest Group Business Guidebook (CIG BGB) training. Two sessions were held, one in Shashemene (Nov 25-26) and one in Arba Minch (Dec 2-3). Participants were drawn from all […]

AGP2 Capacity Development Support Facility

The Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF) is a 5-year initiative funded through a bilateral agreement between the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). CDSF supports the second phase of the Government’s Agricultural Growth Program (AGP2). The AGP2 development objective is to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization of smallholder farmers. It also aims at contributing to dietary diversity and consumption, poverty reduction, and climate change adaptation. These development objectives are clearly in line with the second phase of the national Growth Transformation Plan.

Capacity to implement AGP2 and manage activities efficiently and effectively is of paramount importance to the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners. CDSF provides support to enhance implementation of AGP2 to improve the quality of capacity development interventions, and strengthen the institutional capacity of government ministries, directorates, regional agricultural bureaus, zonal and woreda offices, and implementing agencies. CDSF addresses capacity development gaps within AGP2 structures, systems and processes.