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2014-06-24 | News

A Project Proposal in which two EfD Senior Research Fellows are Involved Wins Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Research Grant

A research project proposal entitled ‘Digitization and the Scope for Public-Private Partnership in Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia’, submitted to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders (PEARLs) in which EfD Senior Research Fellow Zenebe Gebreegziabher and EfD Senior Research Fellow Alemu Mekonnen are involved wins about US$ 500,000 grant.

The project aims at analyzing public-private partnership and the scope for private sector involvement in the provision of demand-driven agricultural extension services in Ethiopia.

The project also builds on research collaborations among researchers from Mekelle University, Addis Ababa University, Colby College and Norwegian University of Life Sciences.