Our member farms certified with EHPEA Gold level certificate, received recognition from H.E Dr. Girma Amente Minister of Ministry of Agriculture at the opening of HortiFlora Ethiopia expo 2023.
EHPEA TVET Center provides trainings and capacity building activities to help farms implement the EHPEA Code of Practice and International market standards based on the courses developed to meet farms needs in the areas of safe use of pesticides, good agricultural practices, farm safety, protection of the environment and internal auditing.
The Center is also responsible to prepare member companies for EHPEA’s certification of according to their own Code of Practice in three categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Global G.A.P. has recognized the silver equivalent, which makes it easy and inexpensive for farms to be awarded the International Global G.A.P. Standards. Under EHPEA Code, the center offers: – • Pre- Audit follow up and internal auditing, • Coaching and document preparation, • Advice on national and international standards, • Guidance during external audit and, • Post Audit follow up.
The eighth edition of Hortiflora Expo, officially and colorfully opened today in the presence of senior government officials, growers, investors, international buyers, input suppliers and pertinent international supply chain actors of horticulture.
In his opening remarks Dr. Girma Amente, Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture reiterated the readiness of his government to create a better business climate for hortipreneurs and potential investors in the sector.
The expo will be conducted for the coming three days till Friday.
Nearly 100 local exhibitors and buyers and input suppliers from 35 countries are taking part in the show.
The show is quite important to lure more investment to Ethiopia and also for concluding business deals, according to Nega Mequanint who is the incumbent Board Chair of EHPEA.
EHPEA represents and promotes its members produce at FRUIT LOGISTICA Expo 2023 which covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain.
A validation workshop to review a study document on the development of cool logistics infrastructure and reefer containers cost in the horticulture sector took place today at Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel.
The study was commissioned by EHPEA to address the constraints and improve competitiveness of the Ethiopian fruits and vegetables export focused on; Ethiopian cool logistics infrastructure network across Ethiopia &Djibouti, Examine the cost of reefer containers and rail way transport, review the processes and requirements getting export linked incentives, and propose possible interventions for consideration and way forward.
Invited stakeholders drawn from Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Agriculture Authority, Ethiopian investment commission, Agricultural Transformation Institute, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service Enterprise, Horticulture producers exporters and other 20 pertinent stakeholders reflect their comments and opinions which can enrich the document.
Based on the findings and recommendations of the study document position paper will be produced and submitted to policymakers as an input to support the sector.
A discussion platform held on the possible courses of action to be taken by Rose farms with regard to FCM management , today at capital hotel in the presence of representatives from responsible government office, Rose growing farms and The Netherlands Embassy in Ethiopia.
On the meeting, the need for the diagnostic tools for the identification of FCM, establishment of modest inspection and testing facility at HQ as well as Bole international Airport, engagement of research institutions and self policing were discussed at length.
The program organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association in collaboration with The Ethiopian Agriculture Authority(EAA), followed to the experience sharing visit of the team which combines experts from the two organizations in Kenya.
Supply of safety materials, tools and provision of training provided to Meki Batu Fruits and vegetables Growers’ Cooperative union, with the support of UNIDO and technical assistance of EHPEA.
The project incorporated provision of training by EHPEA TVET Center for 201 chemical sprayers and 90 pack-house workers on chemical spraying and vegetable packaging techniques respectively.
The trainees selected from 67 cooperatives under Meki Batu Fruits and Vegetable Producers Cooperative Union aiming, capitalizing on the growing opportunities for livelihoods and employment generation at Bulbula Integrated Agro-Industrial Park (Bulbula IAIP), Investment for new opportunities for employment (UNIDO INOE), and Oromia Industrial Parks Development Corporation (OIPDC).
The handover ceremony took place in the presence of UNIDO & EHPEA management representatives, Meki Batu Union management staff and members of the Union.
EHPEA introduced its services to non member companies who are engaged in the production and export of flower, fruit, vegetable and seedling business, with an objective to encourage membership commitment to building a sustainable future for horticulture sector in Ethiopia.
On the event the need for synergy and the expected support from the Association discused at length.
The companies also showed their interest to join EHPEA by submitting membership application.
Along with the discussion platform, the representatives got the chance to take part at the experience sharing vist to Joytech PLC.
Herburg Roses has become a pioneer in turning the flower green waste in to bio-gas in Ethiopia.
Today, a multitude of stakeholders drawn from Federal and Regional government offices, academic and research institutions, NGOs, development partners and farms have deliberated at length on research findings and best practices of scaling up the conversion of green waste into compost and liquid fertilizers, bio char and other beneficial materials at Batu, Haile Resort.
EHPEA has been leading the various initiatives of managing the liquid and solid farm waste in the horticulture industry.
A Familiarization workshop on EHPEA gender intervention capacity building program held Hilton Addis Ababa hotel on December 22, 2022.
On the workshop the impact of the program on contributing to strengthen the institutional value, creating decent working environment and the lead to a greater engagement with gender equality in discussed at length.
Farmers who are benefiting from the program also gave their testimonials emphasizing the unique feature of EHPEA capacity building program and its contribution on their business.
Invitees from international donors, industrial park multinational companies, government agencies, private sector actors and other stockholders were in attendance.
Location : Micky Leyland Avenue on the Road to Atlas Hotel, NB Business Center; 6th floor; Room # 603