The Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) was established by the Government of Ethiopia as a strategic framework for the agricultural sector from 2011 to 2015. The GTP aims to:
- Enhance productivity and production of smallholder farmers and pastoralists
- Strengthen marketing systems
- Improve participation and engagement of the private sector
- Expand the amount of land under irrigation
- Reduce the number of chronically food insecure households
The overall target is at least 8.1% annual agricultural growth over the five-year period. Sub-sectoral targets include tripling the number of farmers receiving relevant extension services, reducing the number of safety net beneficiaries from 7.8 to 1.8 million households, and more than doubling the production of key crops from 18.1 million metric tonnes to 39.5 million metric tonnes. Specific targets are aligned with and in support of the targets contained in the CAADP Compact and other Ministry of Agriculture-led initiatives.
The Agricultural Transformation Agency’s programs are designed to help all partners meet these targets. The Agency will measure its contribution to this effort through the metrics established in the GTP as well as in other national strategies such the as CAADP Compact and the corresponding Policy and Investment Framework (PIF).
The Agency’s work to support the GTP will be organized under the AGP’s four strategic objectives that together will contribute to Ethiopia’s goal of achieving middle income status by 2025:
- Achieve a sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and production
- Accelerate agriculture commercialization and agro-industrial development
- Reduce degradation and improve productivity of natural resources
- Achieve universal food security and protect vulnerable households from natural disasters
Agricultural Transformation Agency Work in Support of the Growth and