Jump to content

Ministry of Agriculture (Ethiopia)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ministry of Agriculture
Agency overview
Formed23 August 1995
JurisdictionGovernment of Ethiopia
HeadquartersMegenagna, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
9°00′57″N 38°48′43″E / 9.015965°N 38.811895°E / 9.015965; 38.811895
Annual budget129 million dollar (as of 2020)[1]
Agency executive
  • Oumer Hussien Oba[2]

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is the Ethiopian government department which oversees the agricultural and rural development policies of Ethiopia on a federal level.

History and overview[edit]

The powers and duties of the MoA include: conservation and use of forest and wildlife resources, food security, water use and small-scale irrigation, monitoring events affecting agricultural development and early warning system, promoting agricultural development, and establishing and providing agriculture and rural technology training.[3]

The Ministry of Agriculture was established on 23 August 1995 with the adoption of Proclamation 4-1995 which also established the other 14 original Ministries of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.[4] On 13 January 2004, Proclamation No. 300/2004 merged this Ministry with the Ministry of Rural Development. The current Minister is Girma Amente (PhD).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Master, Web. "Ministry Solicits Additional Budget of $250m – (Addis) Fortune – The Largest English Weekly in Ethiopia!". Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  2. ^ "H.E Ato Oumer Hussien Oba". ATA. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  3. ^ Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Environmental Protection Authority, The 3rd National Report on the Implementation of the UNCCD/NAP in Ethiopia Archived 2009-08-04 at the Wayback Machine (Addis Ababa, 2004), p. 12
  4. ^ Text of the proclamation[permanent dead link] (accessed 13 July 2010)

External links[edit]