Agricultural Extension

Review of the Ethiopian Public Extension System

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IFPRI conducted a review of the Ethiopian government extension system in 2009. The purpose was to provide a review of the strengths and constraints of the extension system and give recommendations to improve the system in close consultation with the government and other stakeholders. Specifically, programmatic aspects of the Participatory Demonstration and Training Extension System; the Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training Centers; and the Farmer Training Centers were examined, along with the institutional coordination of the system.