Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boosts crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience
©FAO/Tamiru Legesse
7 October 2016, Rome--- Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country’s history. More than 32 000 tonnes of seed have been distributed to around 1.7 million food and nutrition insecure households across Ethiopia’s six major regions. The initiative has been carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and other humanitarian agencies. FAO has coordinated this massive campaign in close collaboration with the Government.

Pierre Vauthier, FAO’s Surge Response Team Leader in Ethiopia, tells more about this massive seed distribution campaign. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
4min. 54sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biotechnology, Climate change, Donor contributions & partnerships, Emergencies/Crises, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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