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Apr 18

NDC and climate financing options for agriculture in Ethiopia

NDC and climate financing options for agriculture in Ethiopia

Event Overview

Agriculture is central to any debate on climate change given the enormous responsibility placed on the sector to produce 60% more food by 2050 despite changing climatic uncertainties. The case for increased investment in climate-smart agriculture has been articulated in different forums as a way to promote agricultural transformation and chart a path to scale up climate actions in agriculture. However, it is noted that the amount of climate finance going into the agricultural sector is very small compared with other sectors and, in contrast to what has been clearly identified in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Less than 5% of global climate finance is targeted to agricultural sector and, even much less to smallholder farmers.

CTA recently commissioned a national study to review NDCs and related policy documents of Ethiopia, identify level of implementation of NDCs, assess the profile of agriculture and the engagement of agricultural stakeholders in the implementation of the NDCs, identify emerging opportunities and specific appropriate climate financing models for agriculture in the country. The national stakeholder workshop is being convened by the Ministry of Agriculture, Farm Africa and CTA discuss key options to promote climate finance for agriculture in general and CSA in particular in Ethiopia. Stakeholders expected at the meeting include officials from the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia, NGOs, National Designated Authority, Global Climate Fund, ministries of agriculture, finance, environment, major agro-businesses and farmers’ organisations. 


  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • Farm Africa

    Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty by unleashing African farmers' abilities to grow their incomes in an environmentally sustainable way. Farm Africa reduces poverty by helping farmers in eastern Africa to grow more, sell more, and sell for more. With our help, rural families are growing their incomes while also protecting their local environment for generations to come.

  • Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture

    Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture