In December 2017 IFC signed a Project Services Agreement with Heineken in Ethiopia to improve the quality and quantity of smallholder-based malt barley production.
The two year project (2018-2019) will focus on
(a) improving the productivity of 40,000 smallholder farmers through agronomic training and the distribution of high yielding seed varieties,
(b) building the business management capacity of around 80 malt barley aggregators
(c) investigation of farmer financing models, and
(d) supporting a multi-stakeholder working group to realize Ethiopia's potential as a regionally competitive malt barley producer.
The project should result in an additional annual production of 100 000 metric tonnes of barley for both food uses and further processing.
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