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Irrigation and Lowlands Ministry, Heifer International sign MoU 

Addis Ababa, June 26, 2023 (FBC) – The Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands (MILLs) and Heifer International have signed MoU to forge a long-term transformative partnership for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia.

The MoU was signed between Aisha Mohammed Mussa, Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands and Surita Sandosham, President and CEO of Hiefer International, marking the beginning of this exciting partnership.

This collaboration with Heifer International marks a new chapter in Ethiopia’s journey towards self-sufficiency and sustainable development, Aisha noted.

Ethiopia, with its diverse landscape and rich agricultural heritage, recognizes the need for robust initiatives that not only boost productivity but also enhance the resilience of communities in the face of a changing climate, she said.

“As we embark on the critical journey towards a sustainable and climate-resilient Ethiopia, our alliance with Heifer International represents a significant benchmark. Jointly, we are committed to developing a comprehensive lowland and pastoral development strategy, reinforcing the effectiveness of our dairy value chains, and driving commercially viable irrigation programs led by the private sector. This partnership goes beyond traditional collaboration; it serves as a beacon of transformative progress, illuminating our steadfast pursuit for a food-sovereign Ethiopia” Aisha Mohammed pointed out.

”What differentiates Heifer is our core values that prioritize the smallholder farmer and our dedication to delivering sustainable and marketable solutions tailored to their needs. Our focus is on sustainability and scalability, ensuring long-term impact. We fully embrace the holistic approach advocated by the Minister and remain committed to its implementation.” Surita Sandosham Heifer CEO, for her part stated.

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