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Winrock International


Driving systematic change to improve the performance of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector has been at the heart of Winrock’s programs in this East African nation. Starting in the early 1990s, that has meant working with the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) and African universities to improve the training of agricultural extension staffers who provide hands-on assistance to farmers. It has also involved scholarship programs to boost the participation of women in agriculture, especially in leadership positions. More recently, Winrock has been involved in efforts to develop and implement policies to increase land tenure security and to build the capacity of local leaders and institutions able to guide and transform the agriculture sector as it faces climate change and other challenges.