Amhara National Regional State Food Security Research Assessment Report
USAID Collaborative Research Support Programs Team
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Abstract: USAID/Ethiopia has signed an agreement to assist the Government of Ethiopia, in particular the Amhara Regional Authority, to design activities that will result in increased rural income, and thereby increase food security. An important Goal of the agreement is to increase rural incomes through participatory agricultural research, giving technology users an important say in technology development, and transforming a top-down, supply driven technology transfer system to a bottom-up, demand-driven one.
To this end, USAID/Ethiopia requested field support from USAID’s Washington Global Bureau’s Collaborative Research Support Programs. A ten-member inter- disciplinary team was convened to conduct an assessment into the availability of technology in the region and the capacity of regional research centers to generate and disseminate technology. This report Outlines the team’s findings and suggests an action plan designed to strengthen the research component of the agreement. The action plan is followed by a set of anticipated results that should contribute to the attainment of food security in the region.