ATTSVE Learning Series

A selection of learning documents on promoting business, entrepreneurship, and value chain development in Ethiopia's Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) sector.

Since 2014, MEDA has partnered with Dalhousie University, McGill University, and Jimma University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM) to implement the Agricultural Transformation through Stronger Vocational Education (ATTSVE) project, funded by Global Affairs Canada.

The ATTSVE project aimed to increase the number of men and women graduates from ATVET Institutions in the Nejo, Woreta, Wolaita Soddo, and Maichew regions of Ethiopia with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the commercial agriculture sector of Ethiopia.

Key Themes Include

Income Generation

Establishing Student Start-Up Businesses

Industry Engagement

Curriculum Development 

More about ATTSVE

The ATTSVE project partnered with ATVETS from the Nejo, Woreta, Wolaita Soddo, and Maichew regions. MEDA was the project lead for business, entrepreneurship, and value chain development focused on strengthening the educational and economic capacities of the targeted ATVETs through the following interventions:

  • Business advising and Innovation Fund Grants to ATVETs and graduating students to promote sustainable and replicable income-generating activities
  • Strengthening industry linkages to facilitate skills development, enabling practical learning opportunities for students in appropriate sectors through facilitation of cooperative placements
  • Curriculum development in value chain and business management

Overall, MEDA supported four ATVETs to start 8 on-campus businesses, 272 students to establish 62 start-up businesses, and supported 2,580 students to participate in cooperative work placements. Read more about the ATTSVE project here.

Resources Available

Curriculum Development 

MEDA’s e-courses and technical guides focused on Market Systems Project Design and Implementation, Youth Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Value Chain Finance are available here.


This program was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.


Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, McGill University, and
Jima University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine