Unions who are engaged in the production of cereal and vegetables linked with Bure IAIP investors on July 28th, 2022.
Under Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) partnership agreement with GIZ for ‘Cluster Support for Agricultural and Food Industries in Ethiopia’, EHPEA hosted the event with an objective to create awareness and market linkage with the Unions and Agro-processers.
The program was a great platform to learn from similar successful business models such as; how they source their supply, work relationship and as well as identify possible bottlenecks, risks and propose mitigation actions proposed by the participants who are drawn from responsible government offices and stakeholders.
A Memorandem of Understanding (MoU) signed between Horticulture companies and projects of German Cooperation, represented by #GIZ, to cooperate in the formation of ‘Horticulture Cluster’ in #Bahirdar and its surrounding areas on July 06, 2022 at Avanti Blue Nile Hotel.
The program organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and GIZ with an initiative to leverage the geographical specialization of horticulture clusters and promote integrated and market-led development of preproduction, production, post-harvest, logistics, branding, marketing, skill development activities and create synergy to resolve the challenges of the sector.
Up to date there are 9 farms engaged in the production and export business of flowers, fruits and vegetables in Bahirdar area. The cluster development will also benefit the small holder farmers intermes of cost reduction of input, production and logistics.
The regional government office representatives stated the commitment of the region to support the sector by availing additional Horticulture corridors and work on the betterment of the existing infrastructure.
Location : Micky Leyland Avenue on the Road to Atlas Hotel, NB Business Center; 6th floor; Room # 603