The ATA Seeks New Ways to Improve Audit Services for Ethiopia’s Agricultural Cooperatives

Agricultural cooperatives support member farmers to increase both their productivity and their income. The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), however, identified several systemic bottlenecks that have reduced the effectiveness of cooperatives in Ethiopia. A key area in need of improvement is the auditing functions of cooperatives throughout the country in terms of quality, quantity, and >> Read more

From the Ground Up: Ethiopia Has a Plan to Transform Agriculture

Article in IFPRI INSIGHTS Magazine focuses on the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and why the ATA is modeled after similar agencies in Asia.   Ethiopia, one of Africa’s  poorest countries, is betting big on agriculture. The roots of this policy shift were sown during the 2007–2008 global food crisis, which jolted many countries into rethinking their >> Read more