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implementation tactic from topbottom to bottom-up is not always easy task to accomplish. Doing so, we have conducted JEG (job evaluation grading) as ways of re-assessing and re-structuring already existing manpower of the bureau and recruited new ones through competitive selection process to fill the manpower gaps.” css=”.vc_custom_1591608475047{margin-top: 1.9vw !important;}”]
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Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and also one of the poor countries in the continent. Although the country has abundant resources, good potential for development, poverty is one of the major challenges faced by the nation, and it is often linked to environmental and natural resource degradation.

Agriculture remains the backbone of the country’s economy accounting for nearly half of the national GDP, generating 85 percent of employment and accommodating 90 percent of the poor. Therefore, the performance of agriculture matters immensely for poverty reduction and economic growth than does any other sector of the economy.

This is not only because of the fact that growth in this relatively massive sector will have bigger impact on the total growth of the economy directly, but also because agricultural growth accelerates the non-agricultural growth and the structural transformation of agriculture from subsistence to market- oriented production is at the core of agricultural development.

Ethiopian agriculture remains persistently low-input, low-value, and subsistence-oriented. Despite the concerted efforts by the government, agriculture continues to fail to keep up with population growth.

The state of agriculture in the Somali region is, like other parts of Ethiopia, backward. it is teetering far behind most other regions in the coverage of extension services, technology adoption and in the access to marketing infrastructure. As Much as production itself, marketing is a critical livelihood element in the context of regional agriculture as both food and income are accessed through the market exposure to climatic shocks and disease outbreaks pose the biggest
threat to the production of the sector. The Economy of the region is hugely livestock based and production in the sector is overwhelmingly rain-fed.

Even though agriculture is the base of the region’s economy, it fails to meet food and non-food needs of the population. Therefore, the growing recurrence of sudden onset emergencies frequently lead to food, feed, health and water related crises. Crop moisture deficit and feed and water driven stress affecting livestock, high prevalence of plant and animal diseases and awkward husbandry practices are the primary factors for the low productivity in the sector. Poor genetic make-up and environmental factors are also other contributing factors. Agricultural and natural resources development bureau is among the major regional sector entrusted with the hugest responsibility with regards to development. the bureau was established on May 15, 1993. In order to discharge powers and duties given by the regional government with regards to crop and natural resources development of the Ethiopian Somali Regional State.

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