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EHPEA launches its accredited TVET Training Institute; ADDIS ABABA, January 28, 2021

EHPEA launches its accredited TVET Training Institute; ADDIS ABABA, January 28, 2021 – The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) on Thursday convened a launching event for its accredited TVET Training Institute, which is believed to augment the efforts being made by the Association to enhance the international competitiveness of the country’s horticulture industry, through capacity building and promotion of sustainable and responsible operation of the sector.

The Institute caters its services for local and international institutions working on agriculture, specifically targeting on unemployed youth, officials of agri-business establishments of the public and private sector, extension workers, unions and cooperatives, TVET instructors, farm managers, agronomists, storekeepers, compliance managers, supervisors, farm scouts, and extension workers among others.

EHPEA also introduced its Code of Practice in 2007 as a voluntary initiative to guide, monitor, and communicate the Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) as well as Social and Environmental considerations by farms exporting flowers and cuttings worldwide. The Code has a total of three levels, including, Bronze, Silver (which is benchmarked with the international standard Global G.A.P), and Gold level which demands the farm to actively engage in Quality Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

EHPEA has, so far, delivered training to nearly 50,000 farm workers. The Association awarded the Kingdom of Netherlands for its continuous support and unreserved cooperation for more than a decade to achieve this success.

At the launching event the State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Ato. Wondale Habtamu and other government officials, farm members as well as pertinent stakeholders were in attendance.

A validation workshop on the doing business challenges of Horticulture export farms operating in Amhara Regional State held in Bahirdar at Jacaranda hotel

A validation workshop on the doing business challenges of Horticulture export farms operating in Amhara Regional State held in Bahirdar at Jacaranda hotel. The survey comprises the Horticulture Industry challenges in-depth and way forward solution to enhance investment in the region.

The Head of Amhara Investment and Industry Beuro Ato. Girma Yeshitla, stated that the region should work towards maximizing the benefit of the horticulture development with in the region and their readiness to support the sector based on the findings of the study.

State Minister for Horticulture Sector Ministry of Agriculture, Ato Wondale Habtamu presented the country’s overall Horticulture investment potential and its opportunities described as fuel for Job creation, foreign currency earnings, and input for Agro-processing.

Pertinent stakeholders from government offices and farm representatives reflected their comments on the survey, which will be an input to have a concrete impact to improve the sector doing business. As a closing remark the executive director of EHPEA Ato. Tewodros Zewdie emphasized working in synergy for a better result.

Contact Info

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

Phone : +251 11 6636750

P.O.Box: 22241 Code 1000

Email: info@ehpea.org

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