Lema Bogale, Oromia Agricultural Extension Director opening the meeting

The main purpose of the planning workshop was to develop plans and ensure those plans are aligned, holistic and contribute to the broader AGP2 goals. During the workshop, each implementing agency presented its third year annual plan that is pertinent to AGP2 for discussion and feedback. Of particular importance is aligning plans with parallel funding programs to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

In his closing remark, Dechasa Dhugasa, Regional AGP Coordinator, emphasized the need to integrate AGP annual plans in order to meet the expectations and improve the livelihoods of farmers.  Dechasa also appreciated CDSF for facilitating such an important meeting to improve the planning process of the Oromia regional Agricultural Growth Program.