Avocado Training sites
Together with the support of MASHAV Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Embassy of Israel in Ethiopia, CultivAid has established two Avocado training sites in Tigray. One site, 2 hectares at TDA - Kallamino AITEC farm (2015-2016) and the second at ElShada Children’s Village in Wukro (2017-2018). This year our site at Kallamino has begun to produce fruit!
The training sites are inline with the USAID-MASHAV-MoANR Smallholder Horticulture Program which aims to promote economic growth in rural areas through strengthening commercialization of small farmers. Avocados have high potential for export and are also highly nutritious. The growth of a competitive and sustainable fruit sector will have positive impact on production for domestic consumption and production for export.
CultivAid is providing on going trainings to students, development agents, agronomists and experts in Avocado Cultivation. Trainings cover aspects of irrigation, fertilization, bed making, staking, pruning and of course the best way to eat avocado!