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Report Launch: Building a Big Tent for Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

Event Date: 
Apr 24, 2019
9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)


The event will be webcast live from the CSIS website.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been widely hailed for his promises to open political space, usher in economic liberalization, and remake the country’s poor record on human rights. However, to truly transform his country, Dr. Abiy must first transform agriculture, which is the nucleus of the Ethiopian economy and by far the largest employer.
Please join us for the launch of our newest report, Building a Big Tent for Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia, which examines the past wins, current endeavors, and future challenges of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).
Following a keynote message from ATA’s CEO, Khalid Bomba, an expert panel will compare and contrast Ethiopia’s experience in agricultural transformation to that of other countries and explore the role that donors like the United States government can play to support such efforts for country-led development.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


  • Khalid Bomba - Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  • Beth Dunford - Assistant to the Administrator & Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Getachew Diriba - Independent Consultant, Agricultural Development
  • Sara Boettiger - Senior Advisor, Center for Agricultural Transformation, McKinsey & Company


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