Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and Ethiopian Employers Federation (EEF), signed Memorandum of Understanding on December 20, 2019 to work on workplace reproductive health right and gender equality.
Under Workplace Gender Intervention SRHR Project; the agreement targeted to capacitate EEF management to influence their members in addressing SRHR, Gender Equality, sexual harassment and GBV. This courses incorporate measures to discourse the issues in their business plans and policies that will help workers to be empowered while enhancing motivation at work place.
According to the EHPEA experience in delivering this trainings to its member farms; the farms achieved an excellent result in decreasing turnover, enhanced motivation within the workers, improved reputation of the farms and greater productivity. It has also a greater impact in the market where buyers and retailers will have a reliable source with an improved quality and sustainable production.
On behalf of each organizations, Mr. Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director of EHPEA and Mr. Dawit Moges president of EEF signed the agreement. The project will be commenced and implemented for 2 years beginning from the year 2020 G.C.