The ATA is governed by the Agricultural Transformation Council, chaired by the Prime Minister. The Council sets the strategic direction of the ATA and provides oversight of all of the organization’s activities, involving other parties to facilitate decision-making as required.

In general, the Council has the power and duty to:

  • Provide leadership in identifying and designing solutions to the basic barriers of agricultural development
  • Advise on policy directions and leadership to ensure effective coordination among various agricultural development actors
  • Approve the ATA’s plans, evaluate its performance, and provide direction as deemed necessary
  • Establish various committees when needed

The Agricultural Transformation Council also includes two levels of governance. The first is an Executive Committee of the Council that provides high-level operational and strategic guidance to the ATA. This Executive Committee is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes the Minister of Agriculture and the CEO of the ATA as the Secretary. The second level of governance in the Agricultural Transformation Council includes other partners at the federal and regional levels who provide input and guidance on the Transformation Agenda.

 

Council Members

The Transformation Council is comprised of the following members:

  1. His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn – Prime Minister and Chairman of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  2. His Excellency Ato Tefera Derbew – FDRE, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  3. His Excellency Ato Seleshi Getahun – FDRE, Minister of Livestock and Fishery Resources
  4. His Excellency Ato Abulazziz Mohammed – FDRE, Minister of Finance and Cooperation and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  5. His Excellency Ato Motuma Mekasa – FDRE, Minister of Water ,Irrigation and Electricity and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  6. His Excellency Ato Ato Yaekob Yalla – FDRE, Minister of Trade and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  7. His Excellency Ato Ahmed Abetew – FDRE, Minister of Industry and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  8. His Excellency Ato Alemayehu Tegenu – Chief Executive of Cabinet Minister and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  9. H.E Dr. Kassu Yilala – Advisor to the Prime Minister/Policy Plan & Study
  10. Dr. Teshome Walle – Head of Amhara Regional state Agriculture Bureau and member of Agricultural Transformation Council
  11. Ato  Teferi Teyaro – Head of Oromia Regional state Agriculture Bureau and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  12. Ato Tilahun Kebede – Head of SNNP Regional state Agriculture Bureau and member of  the Agricultural Transformation Council
  13. Ato Kiros Bitew – Head of Tigray Regional state Agriculture Bureau and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  14. Dr. Fantahun Mengistu – Director General of  Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research and member of the Agricultural Transformation Council
  15. Ato Khalid Bomba – Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural  Transformation Agency and Secretary for the Agricultural Transformation Council

Participation is also sought from other federal and regional government representatives, technical experts and other professionals as necessary.