02 April 1998
Ethiopians to boost productivity

ETHIOPIAS Sasakawa-Global 2000 project to increase productivity of smallholders by communicating new research and technology to them, should be extended from 583,000 farmers to 2-3 million this year.

The idea is that, given appropriate fertilisers, disease-resistant seeds, pest control and better weeding and husbandry techniques, harvests of maize, wheat, barley, sorghum and teff could be doubled or even tripled.

The Ethiopian Government has taken to it enthusiastically after initial caution.

  • Financial Times 02/04/98 page 41