Foundation to venture more projects in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, February 15, 2017 (FBC) - State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene today conferred with Vice President and Director of programs for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Chris DeCardy.

During the discussion, DeCardy revealed the foundation's latest plan to venture new projects in Ethiopia.

With more than 15 years of experience in Ethiopia working on improving quality of and access to voluntary family planning, comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, DeCardy said, the new plan would take the cooperation to a higher level.

Given Ethiopia's rich bio-diversity, the new plan will largely focus on conservation of bio-diversity. The foundation has also plan to work extensively on smallholder agriculture.

Commending the foundation's role in improving the country's reproductive health track record, Hirut welcomed its new initiative to assist government's effort in conserving the country's ecology and improving smallholder Agriculture.

She added that the initiative is in tune with Ethiopia's vision to be a middle income climate-resilient green economy by 2025 and its second Growth and Transformation Plan which aims at enhancing the commercializing of smallholder farms.

Source: MoFA

Posted by Amare Asrat