Ethiopia’s Ministry of Farming and Natural Resource plans to create jobs for 4.7 million women and youth living in rural areas over the coming five years, Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports.
The Ministry announced the plan, Wednesday, at a job creation workshop it organized in partnership with international institutions and stakeholders.
According to the Ministry, it created jobs for 936,000 women and youth last fiscal year, and more than 1.5 million jobs will be created this budget year alone.
The jobs were created mainly in the areas of crop, vegetables and fruit developments as well as apiculture sectors.
Tefera Deribew, Minister of Farming and Natural Resource, added that some of the youth are transferring to agro-processing level.