Ethiopia Kicks off Large-Scale Rice Production

The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research has begun working with farmers across regional states on large-scale rice production aiming to reduce its import. With the project, a total of 4,500 farmers from Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul Gumuz, Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’, Gambela and Tigray regional states have planted 1,123ha of rice, which is expected to […]

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Smallholder Farmers Join Hands to Boost Productivity

With support from the Agricultural Transformation Agency, smallholder farmers in Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State have started organising themselves into crop-specific clusters to increase productivity. Dubbed Farmers Production Cluster (FPC), the scheme will enable the farmers with adjacent farmlands to undertake all the processes of farming, starting from ploughing to harvesting, at the same period […]

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Central Bank Gives Green Light to Debub Global’s New VP

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has approved the appointment of Fekadu Shigutie as the new vice president of Debub Global Bank (DGB) in charge of operations as of June 29, 2020. Fekadu had been serving as acting vice president of the Bank for the last 10 months following Tesfaye Boru’s (PhD) move to the […]

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Authority Sets Hefty Fines on Transport Law Offenders

Freight transport companies or owners who charge freight tariffs above the prevailing market price will be fined 100,000 Br, according to a new regulation issued by the Federal Transport Authority. Effective as of June 11, 2020, the regulation is issued to regulate and administer penalties for offenders of road traffic laws imposed by the state […]

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Police Gain Custody Rights of Opposition Party Leaders

A judge at Arada Bench of the Federal First Instance Court granted police 14 days of custody rights for the investigation of Yilikal Getnet, the chairperson of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM), who is suspected of the alleged instigation of violence. During the court session that was held on the afternoon of Saturday July 4, […]

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