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A consultative meeting on the draft Agriculture and Rural Development Policy held at Adama, Haile Resort Hotel

A consultative meeting on the draft Agriculture and Rural Development Policy held at Adama, Haile Resort Hotel. The meeting organized by EHPEA, considering the current need to exploit the revision opportunity to incorporate the concern challenges of the industry so as to create better environment.

The newly draft policy comprises twelve governance structures; Land and Natural Resource Management Governance, Technology and Input, Irrigation and Agriculture Water, Output markets, Export and import substitution, Rural development, Infrastructure, Private sector participation, Finance, Regulatory system, Institutional arrangements and Inclusive and sustainability, were presented and discussed at length.

At the meeting different pertinent stakeholders from the government and private sector reflected their comments which will be an input to the draft policy.

The Agricultural and Rural Development Policy revised after 18 years aimed to incorporate the latest developments and also address bottlenecks with regard to policies, regulations, directives and guidelines of the horticulture industry

Officials and officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have visited Red Fox Ethiopia and Joytech farms

Officials and officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have visited Red Fox Ethiopia and Joytech farms on December 26,2020.

EHPEA organized this program to create awareness and share experience aiming for facilitation of foriegn market linkage.

On his opening remark Ato. Wondale Habtamu, State Minister of MoA stated that the Ministry is currently working on Horticulture strategy, policy and roadmap which will smooth the sector investment.

H.E Tsion Teklu, State Minister in charge of Economic Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also added, her Ministry readiness to collaborat with EHPEA and MoA to attract more foreign direct investment in the sector and to facilitate market opportunities through Ethiopian diplomatic missions abroad. Since the sector is employing more women labour force it would be another area of cooperation for tapping this opportunity to create employment for women returnees from the Middle East countries.

EHPEA organized a workshop on the Draft Proclamation of Contract Farming, December 12 at Adama Haile Resort

EHPEA organized a workshop on the Draft Proclamation of Contract Farming, December 12 at Adama Haile Resort. The proclamation aimed to provide a standard by putting a comprehensive legal framework that facilitates the transfer of technology, knowledge, and skills, and market linkage between a producer and contractor to improve production and productivity.

Ato Wondale Habtamu, State Minister of MoA, remarked the Ministry readiness to reform pertinent policies which benefit the Horticulture industry.

EHPEA Executive Director Ato. Tewodros Zewdie, added that the Association gives due attention on the policy advocacy to resolve its members challenges and improve the doing business of the Horticulture industry in Ethiopia.

At the workshop representatives of EHPEA member farms reflected their comments which will be used as an input in the proclamation.

The Annual General Assembly of EHPEA held Nov, 27/2020 at Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa.

The Annual General Assembly of EHPEA held yesterday at Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa. At the meeting a progress report presented by Mr. Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director of EHPEA, and an Audit report presented by the audit firm Mrs. Menbere Leul where the participants endorsed the issues and the audit report unanimously. As per the main agendas of the meeting the following items were endorsed by the member farm participants; Revision of membership fee, Allocation of the revised cost-sharing for the sustainability of the training delivered by EHPEA to share 50% each party (EHPEA and beneficiaries), A five-year strategic plan, Building the headquarter and training center of EHPEA to further support its member and the sector in general.

In the meeting the participants reflected their concerns on the doing business challenges and the executive committee reacted to some of the challenges raised above and took the assignment to handle those challenges which needs further follow-up.

EHPEA and Trade Mark East Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in advancing and ensuring export trade in Ethiopia

EHPEA and Trade Mark East Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in advancing and ensuring export trade in Ethiopia by supporting the Association to develop the necessary protocol to mitigate COVID-19 impact through the TMEA Safe Trade Emergency Facility (STEF) project, capacitate EHPEA in coordinating sector players with relevant stakeholders and to strengthen existing engagement framework. The collaboration will be conducted with in the next two years.

EHPEA Gender department is delivering the second round training on Gender Sensitive management and Sexual Reproductive Health right

EHPEA Gender department is delivering the second round training on Gender Sensitive management and Sexual Reproductive Health right for Ethiopian Employers Federation and its member agriculture Organization at Capital Hotel.

On the opening of the workshop EHPEA Executive Director, Mr. Tewodros Zewdie extended his message the business benefit of promoting Gender Intervention at the workplace. Representative of EEF President Mr. Teka Tamen, also stated their organization’s readiness to address Gender Intervention within their member companies.

EHPEA in partner with the Ethiopian Employers Federation (EEF) and Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) organized a validation workshop

EHPEA in partner with the Ethiopian Employers Federation (EEF) and Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) organized a validation workshop on the conducted rapid assessment of ‘Workplace Sexual Reproductive Health’ towards institutional capacity and policy implementation among Horticulture and Agriculture farms.

The workshop held September 25 at Sapphire Addis hotel with the presence of farms representatives where the assessment conducted and Key government and Non-Government stakeholders.

EHPEA member farms exhibiting their products on the Macfrut digital trade fair

EHPEA member farms exhibiting their products on the Macfrut digital trade fair, which begins today September 7, 2020. Macfrut is the first online version trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector organized by. During the three-day event, participants will be able to interact with exhibitors and buyers from all over the world conveniently from EHPEA office via their personal computer.

The virtual trade fair offers business opportunities through a digital platform that will bring together buyers from all over the world, opening up new international markets for the sector and meet with Italian input suppliers, buyers and logistic service providers through a pre-arranged B2B by the organizers.

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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