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AGP2 Food Fair in Tigray

The CDSF office in Tigray, in collaboration with CASCAPE Nutrition and Gender (CANAG), Mekele University capacity building for scaling up of evidence-based best practices in Ethiopia (CASCAPE), Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development (TBoARD) and other partners working on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) in the region organized a two-day food fair event from June 14-15, in Korem…

CDSF Celebrates School Egg Day

The Capacity Development Support Facility (CDSF) Oromia Office celebrated School Egg Day on June 25, 2019 in Sharoma Elementary School in Arsi Zone, Hitosa Woread, Oda Jila Kebele. The purpose of the event was to create awareness among the school community and parents on the consumption of eggs for healthy development. The Egg Day event…

CDSF conducts NSA mainstreamin...

CDSF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Food and Nutrition Coordination Office (FNCO) and Save the Children International, organized a 4-day (April 11 – 14, 2019) nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) mainstreaming training event in Bishoftu. Forty-two staff (28 men and 14 women) were drawn from different MoA directorates and departments. The main objective of…

Computer Tablets Improve Infor...

The 2017 Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) Extension Strategy recommends enhancing agricultural knowledge through information communication technology (ICT) led extension service delivery. In line with the recommendation, CDSF facilitated four rounds of trainings on the use of computer tablets for agricultural extension and advisory services. One-hundred-twenty-eight (105 men and 23 women) participants drawn from twenty-three…

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.