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Wetlands Constructed at EHPEA Member Farms

Wetlands Constructed at EHPEA Member Farms

 

The horticulture sector in Ethiopia is one of the rapidly growing industries in the country.  Following the boom in the sector, the production volume has been increasing accordingly that it generates wastes (both solid and liquid types) from different production practices.

Waste management has been one of a cross cutting issue for sustainable business climate of the horticulture sector. In line with this, EHPEA has been taking a lead on the implementation of waste water management by supporting the construction of Wetland System of farms in collaboration with key partnering organizations.The construction of wetland system implemented on 24 EHPEA member farms way above the project plan, as it was initially designed to reach 15 farms. Up to date 34 farm staffs drawn from 12 different farms were trained on operation & maintenance in the course of managing the wetland system.

 

 

 

                               Constructed Wetland at Sher Ethiopia PLC

Member farms practice:

AQ Rose PLC

Mr. Mohamed, Farm Manager at AQ Rose    said “Our wetland is constructed in line with international standards. All liquid waste in the farm is being collected and pumped to the wetland system with zero discharge, allowing us to save water. After being treated, the water will be used for garden area irrigation purposes. In fact, for better results, regular maintenance works are necessary to maximize efficiency & sustainability.”

                                                                 AQ Roses Constructed Wetland

Florensis Abyssinia PLC

“Our Wetland system is under construction, we are very optimistic of the results & we are eager see its positive impact on ensuring a healthy environment & proper waste water management practice. Although our farm has limited amount of waste water, once it is treated, we are planning to reuse the exiting waste water for our landscape beautification; irrigation of grass, tree and other edible plants.”

 

 

 

 

Joytech PLC


Mr. Besrat Haileselassie,Farm Manager at Joytech

 

 

 

 

Florensis Abyssinia PLC

 “Wetland is significantly helpful to our farm with a key role in ensuring zero discharge as the waste water is being collected in one single place.In addition to this it keeps the environment safe and builds the sector’s positive image.”

Constructed Wetland at Joytech

National Initiative Launched to improve Ethiopia’s Investment Climate

National Initiative Launched to improve
Ethiopia’s Investment Climate

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a national initiative to improve Ethiopia’s investment climate. The Initiative is an integral part of Ethiopia’s Action Plan for Jobs. It will make Ethiopia a competitive place to start and grow businesses.

Ethiopia needs job creating growth. Successful businesses and entrepreneurs drive jobs growth.

The government has an essential role in identifying and addressing constraints that prevent the private sector from growing and generating jobs.

The National Initiative identifies over 80 distinct actions to be delivered across 10 government agencies. With clear direction from the PM, the reform measures will be monitored by the Policy and Performance Unit of the PMO and coordinated by the Ethiopian Investment Commission.

Consultative workshop on environmental law enforcement held in Adama

Focusing on implementation of solid and liquid waste management practices, Commission of Environment Forest and Climate change organized a consultative forum held in Adama from December 24 to 27, 2018. At the workshop representatives from different Regional, Federal and Public sector participated.

On the workshop the commission experts presented their assessment findings of waste management practices on Textile, Flower, Leather and Industrial park. Following the presentation the participants discussed on the findings in each sector and set a direction on the way forward.

H.E Professor Fekadu Beyen, Environmental and Climate Change Commissioner, said the Ethiopian government has set clear guidelines for the implementation of these laws, and green development Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRE) mechanism that is being implemented in Ethiopia should be regarded as part of this decree. The commission will continue to monitor and follow-up on the agreed points.

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Location : Micky Leyland Avenue on the Road to Atlas Hotel, NB Business Center; 6th floor; Room # 603

Phone : +251 11 6631760/6750

P.O.Box: 22241 Code 1000

Email: info@ehpea.org

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