The workshop, which was funded under the Feed the Future initiative, provided the entrepreneurs with a network to access the latest research and best practices here in Ethiopia, neighboring countries, and the United States.
Since receiving a Feed the Future grant in 2010, the 94-member cooperative in northern Uganda has streamlined their milk and yogurt production and processing tremendously, doubling many of their performance indicators.
This year’s record bumper crop is partly thanks to good rainfall patterns, but it was also made possible through the Government of Zambia’s leadership on market-friendly policy in the agriculture sector, which it has adapted over the past year with support from Feed the Future
Minister Mukeshimana, a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU), brings to this prestigious position a wealth of expertise achieved over more than a decade of higher-level education and training supported by the U.S. Government.
Through this collaboration, private sector firms are able to promote their technology products to farmers, increase sales and receive feedback for improved product design and distribution, establishing links to new customers in rural areas.