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Eritrea has been described as a ‘garrison state’.  Following decades of war to win independence from Ethiopia in 1991, any social gains made by the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) during the liberation struggle were rapidly eroded.  Newly independent Eritrea quickly fell under the authoritarian rule of Isaias Afwerki, who violently purged all political opposition, shelved the constitution, and disbanded the National Assembly to consolidate his personal rule which persists to the present day.
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EMPLOYMENT: Consultancy to Study the poor adoption of proven agricultural technologies and innovations in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA)

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of ten countries



In Eritrea nearly 75% of the population still rely on peasant modes of agricultural production. Agricultural livelihoods are precarious as 70% of Eritrean land is hot and arid, receiving less than 350 mm of rain per annum.