Partner and sponsors

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)

The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) seeks to conduct research that will provide market competitive agricultural technologies to increase agricultural productivity and nutrition quality, sustainable food security, economic development. It also aims at the conservation of natural resources and the environment. The EIAR is charged with the coordination of agricultural research countrywide and advises the Ethiopian Agricultural Research System (EARS) on agricultural policy development. Currently, the EARS comprises 55 research centres and sites located across various agro-ecological zones. EIAR’s vision is to see improved livelihood of all Ethiopians engaged in agriculture, agro-pastoralism and pastoralism through market competitive agricultural technologies. Website EIAR  


Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) envisions a society free from poverty. It’s on a mission to create a modern and productive agricultural system that uses highly advanced technology to address food scarcity. The Ministry of Agriculture was established in 1907 during the reign of emperor Menelik II. Although measures have been taken to improve the agricultural sector during successive regimes, there have been little improvements in the field. Lacking conductive policies and strategies stood in the way to eradicate poverty and guarantee food security. Thus, the promotion of agricultural development, rural technology training and food security are the top priorities of the MoA. Website MoA  


International Potato Center (CIP)

The International Potato Center (CIP), headquartered in Lima, Peru, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, malnutrition and the degradation of natural resources. CIP houses the global in-trust potato, sweetpotato and Andean root and tuber crops collections and contains the world’s largest collection of potato diversity. CIP has regional offices in Peru, Ecuador, Kenya, India and China and is active globally with projects in 30 developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. CIP is part of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. Donors include individual countries, major foundations, and international entities. Website CIP