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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.

Koga Vege Agricultural Development PLC Started Exporting Irrigated Hass Varity Avocado to the Europe Market

Koga Vege Agricultural Development PLC Started Exporting Irrigated Hass Varity Avocado to the Europe Market.

25 ton of Hass Avocado collected from 87 out growers in Merawi Koga irrigation project area will be exported to Europe using a referee container from Bahirdar, then by train from Mojo to Djibouti for the first time.

The company takes the lead to introduce an improved Avocado variety for the out growers targeting the international market by providing the required inputs (correct variety of seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products), train farmers to comply GLOBAL G.A.P. standards and plant protection application according to international safety standards until farmers will be able to manage it themselves.

Koga Veg was founded in 2013 with an objective to boost rural economic development in the area around Bahir Dar where the area is characterized by smallholder agriculture and production of crops for own consumption or sale into the local market. Koga Veg introduces peas and other export crops as a means of increasing farmer income for the past years.

A consultative forum on the Ethiopian export performance of the horticulture sector and target of the year 2019/20 was held today August 15, 2020 at Elily Hotel.

A consultative forum on the Ethiopian export performance of the horticulture sector and target of the year 2019/20 was held today August 15, 2020 at Elily Hotel.
The program organized by Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) in the presence of regional heads of state and agriculture bureaus as well as private sector actors. The sector’s best performance for 2012 E.C presented by Ato Wondale Habtamu, state Minister at MoA stated that the sector registored 146% of the plan during the fiscal year.

The forum was a great platform where participants raised the bottelneck of the indusrty and contribute ideas on the wayforward target of the year 2013 E.C. On the closing Eight trophies were awarded to top exporters drown from 83 companies in each category for flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Ethiopian Airlines has also been awarded the trophy for its significant role in the sector.

EHPEA COVID-19 task force team organized a virtual training on COVID-19 workplace Protocol Implementation Practices.

EHPEA COVID-19 task force team organized a virtual training on COVID-19 workplace Protocol Implementation Practices. The training delivered with the objective of sensitizing the workers in response to the pandemic on their daily work place movement and promote the implementation of best practices. On the training 28 assigned focal person from the farms were in attendance.

The training followed as part of the activity plan on the developed “COVID-19 Workplace Protocol” in May 2020, to be used in the horticulture sector with an objective to mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic. The protocol outlined specifically to highlight the importance of strong mitigation systems in the workplace, particularly concerning COVID-19 prevention and containment measure to assist the farms to build strong healthy workplaces and create a platform to exchange best practices of each farms in response of COVID-19.

On the virtual training participants reflected their opinions that the protocol and the posters provided by the association benefited the farms to educate their employees. They also raised and discussed their challenges such as; shortage of quality fabric mask and disinfectant materials, even though the farms tripled their employees service bus availability regardless of the cost they face space allocation difficulty on a daily base are the major issues.

Most of the farms expressed their preparedness by allocating an isolation area for suspected cases in the future and establishing communication with the nearest health bureau. In addition to this farms continuously avail face masks, hand washing facility and temperature check-up with in their compound.

At the conclusion participants stressed on government due attention in reaching out the surrounding community to raise awareness towards the spread of the pandemic.

Attracting investment to the horticulture sector in Ethiopia

Ministry of Agriculture and EHPEA hosted a public-private dialogue webinar on ‘Attracting investment to the horticulture sector in Ethiopia’ today June 11, 2020. The webinar was a great platform to present the horticulture sector-major bottlenecks and the way forward discussed at length. On the opening of the webinar dialogue H.E Ato Umer Husen Minister, Ministry of Agriculture stated that the horticulture sector is the country’s major foreign currency contributor next to coffee with a promising potential to solve food inflation in the near future. He also added that the Ministry will continue on creating such kind of platform to solve the challenges of the sector by working closely with the sector players.

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association, Executive Director Ato Tewodros Zewdi, briefly articulated the main challenges of the sector such as; to identify horticulture cluster for new investment and expansion, design a horticulture policy, the betterment of electric power and internet infrastructure, investment incentives for input suppliers and propagators, out-grower scheme and cool chain management system which needs a quick action to support the investment.

Pertinent government officials, H.E Ato Wondale Habtamu state Minister of MoA, Ato. Hailu Jelde Commissioner, Oromia Investment Commission, Dr. Getahum mekonnen D/bureau head of Amhara Industry, and investment bureau expressed their readiness to support the sector. The webinar concluded by taking assignments to address the mentioned challenges and potential to the responsible government institutions.

Company representatives from the existing horticulture producer and exporters participated on the webinar.

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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