Project profile — Support to Phase II of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program

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Support to Phase II of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program - Overview
IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2016-03-31 - 2020-09-30
Country / region • Ethiopia (100.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Water resources conservation (including data collection) (14015) (30.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (30.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (20.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural research (31182) (10.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental research (41082) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
Description and results


The Agricultural Growth Program II project aims to increase agricultural production and productivity and better link smallholder farmers to markets. The AGP II project also aims to contribute to improved nutritional status by diversifying and improving dietary consumption. AGP II project's main components focus on: (1) agricultural research and dissemination to increase productivity; (2) support to public agricultural services (extension services) to increase their access to more farmers; (3) small scale irrigation for increased production, including of fruits/vegetable with high nutritional values; and (4) agricultural marketing, value chain development and agri-business for improved market access. AGP II is expected to reach 1.6 million farmers (40% women). Activities include: (1) supporting the production of 6,290 quintals of breeder seeds for major crop varieties; releasing 280 new technologies to reach farmers; (2) construction/rehabilitation and equipping of 2,800 farmers training centers established at the village level and 800 animal health clinics; (3) rehabilitation and upgrading of small scale irrigation schemes or establishment of new ones with 55,000 ha for 230,000 farmers provided with irrigated water; (4) support to 3,200 commercially oriented smallholder farmers group to develop and implement their business plans, including through the provision of equipment and inputs, establishment of market centers and development of linkages between value-chain participants.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased yield for selected crops in targeted households; (2) increased yield for selected animal products in targeted households; and (3) increased agricultural production (selected crop and selected animal products) sold by targeted beneficiaries.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2018 include: (1) 326,963 farmers (75,484 women) have participated in field days for training in improved agricultural production; (2) 121,835 demonstrations were held in farmer training centers and on farmers’ plots to ensure diffusion of better-quality technologies to farmers; (3) 45 animal health clinics and 389 animal health posts were provided with various clinical and field level equipment; (4) 315 mixed Farmer Research Extension Groups (FREGs) were established, comprising 3,625 members; and (5) 100,57 Irrigation Water Users Associations (IWUAs), were provided with new/improved irrigation and drainage services. These results have contributed to increasing agricultural productivity and market access for key crop and livestock products in targeted locations within Ethiopia, leading to improved food security and economic growth for the country.



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