Why is transformation needed in this program area?

While biodiversity protection will not directly contribute to agricultural transformation, it nevertheless deserves attention and is included in the agricultural transformation agenda from the point of view of maintaining the country’s natural wealth during the growth process. Two key areas of attention are (1) developing capacity for biodiversity assessment, characterization, prospecting, utilization and conservation at federal and regional levels with improved linkages with the research system; and, (2) strengthening regulatory system at entry and exit windows for effective control of biodiversity movement.

What are the objectives of this program area during GTP II?

The objective of the program area is to maintain Ethiopia’s natural wealth during the agricultural growth and transformation process.

What are the focus areas of this program?

This is a new area for the agricultural transformation agenda. The focus of the program will therefore initially be to assess and identify key systemic bottlenecks in the sub-sector.