Kallamino AITEC Farm
Kallamino farm, owned by the Tigray Development Association (TDA) serves as a base of operation for CultivAid’s activities in Tigray and as a model for innovative and technological agricultural development. The TDA is a regional development organization that for 25 years has been working towards poverty alleviation with strong emphasis on education, health skills training and food security.
The farm was upgraded in 2016 into the first Agricultural Innovation and Technology Center in Ethiopia. The farm consists of a demonstration and training plot (0.5 hectares) which demonstrates that vegetable yields can be increased 10 fold through the implementation of improved agro-technical methods and modern technology. The farm includes a modern 10 Ha. drip irrigation system for vegetables production, a modern reservoir, a seedlings nursery, an avocado orchard and is continually testing and introducing new technologies. The farm serves as a training facilities to conducts workshops for farmers, students, development organizations and agronomists.
Since its transformation into an AITEC Farm, the farm conduct monthly training sections, bi-yearly open days and has hosted thousands of students, agriculture experts and farmers in the past two years.