Accelerating Ethiopian Agriculture Development for Growth, Food Security, and Equity
Agriculture is a key driver of Ethiopia’s long-term growth and food security. Agriculture directly
supports 85 percent of the population, constitutes 43 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP),
and 80 percent of export value. Nearly 16 percent of GOE’s public expenditures are committed
to the sector. Due to investments by the GOE and its development partners, the agriculture sector
has witnessed consistent growth of over 8 to 10 percent per annum over the past decade.