The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development activity, today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a livestock feed manufacturing facility financed, in part, through a USAID grant to Ethio-Feed PLC.
The Commercial Farm Service Program adapts CNFA’s proven Farm Service Center (FSC) model to the Ethiopian context for the first time to create a viable input supply network in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state.
The Commercial Farm Service Program (CFSP), funded by USAID and implemented by CNFA, launched its first Farm Service Center today in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. This is one out of six centers that will be up and running by the end of this two-year pilot project. Aimed at improving smallholder productivity, food security and incomes, the FSCs are a “one-stop-shop” that provide smallholder farmers with agricultural inputs, services and technologies to help them produce surpluses and become better linked to end markets. CNFA has developed farm service center networks in Afghanistan, Georgia, Moldova and Romania.