AMAS launching a digital agri-bank for urban farmers in Ethiopia
This important milestone for AMAS could only be reached by the active participation and commitment from our three very strong partners in the project. With a more than 40 years long presence in Ethiopia, Norwegian Chruch Aid has built a strong reputation and trust with the government as well as the local communities and civil society actors. Through their partners, urban farmers will be mobilized, and training and inputs will be provided. Bakken & Bæck, who developed the latest version of the payment solution Vipps, is among the most innovative companies in Norway and will design relevant digital solutions. To ensure access to markets scalability for the farmers/producers East African Group, one of Ethiopia’s largest employers, will engage with and further develop their logistics and distribution capabilities.
Through this unique partnership we are confident that the average income of the farmers reached will increase and that new jobs will be created.
We are thankful to Norad for giving us this unique opportunity and for fruitful discussions and valuable inputs in the process leading to the signed Grant Agreement.