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March 21, 2018

China empowering Ethiopia through skill development in agriculture sector

Ethiopia : Chinese instructors working in various Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) colleges in Ethiopia are assisting the advancement of skills in agricultural technology, Coordinator of the Chinese ATVET Project in Ethiopia said.

Coordinator Dr. Li Roggang told ENA that the Chinese instructors specialized in veterinary, agriculture mechanization, plant science and natural resource fields are providing practical training in Alage, Agarfa ATVET, and Holeta TVET colleges.

“The objective of the program is to bring Chinese new technology to Ethiopia to help implement the country’s agriculture led industrialization strategy”, Dr. Li said.

Through the program, a group of field experiment demonstration sites and modern labs, over 50 Chinese new crop varieties, about 160 Chinese advanced and practical technologies have been transferred.

Over the last 16 years, the Chinese instructors have contributed in various aspects including donation of large quantity of machinery and equipment, construction of demonstration sites and fish ponds as well as publication of textbooks.

Referring to the vital role of Chinese instructors including in creating skill development training opportunities for Ethiopian instructors, the Coordinator said: “Such short and long term contributions act as bridge between the Ethiopian and Chinese university, colleges, institutes and enterprises.”

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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