Corteva Agriscience to help Ethiopia boost cereals, fruit productivity


Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDuPont, signed a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to enable Ethiopia’s cereals, fruit and vegetable farmers get better solutions that boost productivity.

Corteva Agriscience, through its collaboration with government and USAID, implemented the Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), which resulted in 250,000 smallholder farmers increasing their productivity from 2.2 metric tons per hectare to seven metric tons per hectare and their incomes by $1,500 USD annually.

The program aims to increase the productivity of smallholder farmers by giving them new, high-quality options for maize seeds as well as improving seed distribution and post-harvest storage. Close to 10,000 smallholder maize farmers have benefited from agronomic education and training.

Forty thousand farmers have improved access to agricultural inputs such as hybrid seed varieties. These farmers have also increased their yields and increased incomes by an average of 20 per cent. More than 30 agronomists are engaged in delivering training to farmers and 80 local retailers have been fully enabled to distribute seed to farmers.



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