Seed system potential in Ethiopia

Constraints and opportunities for enhancing the system

Dawit Alemu, Robert Tripp
globalization and markets program

Agriculture is a core driver of Ethiopia’s economy, supporting 85 percent of the population’s livelihoods and accounting for 46 percent of gross domestic product and 80 percent of export value. Given the significant current and future role of the agricultural sector, a vibrant seed system that provides quality seed to meet the demands of farmers is an essential enabler to continued economic and social development of Ethiopia.