In order for our organic farming training to be recognised nationally, we are working with the Ethiopian government to develop a new specialised curriculum. As the government is in favour of the development of organic agriculture in Ethiopia, the development of the curriculum has been very rapid.
To date, Levels I to III have been validated by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture. This step represents a real success and an invaluable step forward for organic horticulture in Ethiopia. Until now, there has been no training in organic agriculture in the country. This new curriculum offers countless opportunities for all regions.
The next phase is to finalise and validate Level IV. Once this step has been completed, training in organic agriculture in Ethiopia will officially become part of the training schemes offered in the country and the first organic horticulturists will be able to flourish and sow the seeds for a better future!