Agriculture, including livestock husbandry, is the most characteristic form of Ethiopian economic activity. Eighty five percent of the population is rural and depends on agricultural activities. Dependency on rain puts food sustainability in a serious challenge. A well developed irrigation system to large and small holder farmers is vital for efficient per hectare harvest and self sufficient agricultural production. Linkage of theseagricultural produce to the manufacturing sector will uplift country’s capacity to add value and market it beyond its borders. Agro industry is an integral part in linking the long dominating agriculture sector to the emerging small scale industry.
To this effect MCE provides: