Agricultural Research for Development Current Status and Future Perspectives

"This presentation is focused on agricultural research for development in this country. The presentation is divided into sections dealing with various aspects of agricultural research in Ethiopia. The first part briefly summarizes the objective of agricultural research in the Ethiopian context followed by a description of the beginning and current status of agricultural research in Ethiopia. In the following two sections, the outputs of and development impacts from agricultural research will be described and analysed. This will be followed by a section focusing on my vision of what can be done to improve the situation and make agricultural research a significant contributor to national development."