A meeting on the findings of an assessment conducted by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA) on the False Codling Moth (FCM) held this afternoon at EHPEA in the presence of Ambassador Driba Kuma and Ato Wondale Habtamu, Director General and Deputy Director General of EAA respectively, member farms and EHPEA.
EHPEA, Ethiopian Agricultural Authority and Trade Mark East Africa have linked Memorandum of Understanding to modernize the issuance of phyto sanitary certificate electronically, to upgrade the ICT infrastructure both at the Authority and EHPEA as well as to exchange experince among other countries.
Ambassador Driba Kuma, Director General of the Ethiopian Agriculture Authority, Ato Ewnetu Taye Country Director of TMEA and Ato Tewodros Zewdie Executive Director of EHPEA have signed the MoU.
TMEA is going to fully finance the projects that are going to be executed.
EHPEA members farms in Koka built a Kindergarten school equipped with school equipment
Horticulture farms in Koka cluster, Zuqualla Horti PLC, Florensis Abyssinia PL, and Desa plant PLC are known for their charity works believing in giving back to the community.
The newly built school which costs ETB 2,928,126.66, inaugurated in the presence of AbaGeda, DR. Tola Beriso from Oromia education office and major actors of the sector in the region as well as community representatives.
On 9 November, EHPEA (Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association) and MPS Group signed a Memorandum to strengthen the cooperation between both organisations. EHPEA and MPS Group will cooperate to implement the HortiFootprint Calculator amongst EHPEA members in Flowers & Ornamentals. Cooperation with industry partners is essential in order to improve together.
Mr Nega Mequanint, Board Chairman EHPEA, signed the Memorandum in presence of Mr Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director EHPEA, and Mrs Yordanos Jemal, Board Member EHPEA. For MPS Group the Memorandum was signed by Mr Daan de Vries, CEO Group, accompanied by Mr Edmund Timm, Manager Commerce & Marketing MPS Group, and Mr Arthij van der Veer, Area Manager Africa.
By using the HortiFootprint Calculator, grower partners from EHPEA will have the opportunity to not only measure their carbon footprint but also to simulate proposed improvements. Hereby, the objective for both growers and the floriculture industry in Ethiopia is to work towards climate neutral production.
As MPS Group, together with our HortiFootprint Calculator partner LetsGrow.com, we are honoured to take this step together with EHPEA and are excited to start this journey on environmental footprinting.