Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched an innovative capacity development initiative aimed at creating local value in agricultural products.
The airline said the initiative was tailored towards supporting cooperative unions comprising millions of farmers with innovations and technology, thereby ensuring their international market penetration.
While discussing with Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer at Ethiopian headquarters, recently, stakeholders drawn from government agencies and farmers’ cooperative unions expressed their gratitude on the launch of the capacity development programme and vowed to work together.
Tewolde on his part remarked: “We are delighted to have launched the initiative which is geared towards enhancing the livelihood of Ethiopian farmers as well as supporting them in competing in the global market place. We will keep sharing our experience and underpin the implementation of the import substitution strategy of our country with consistent and progressive local value creation (LVC) endeavors.”
Ethiopian sources organic produces directly from the farm and significantly contributes to the import substitution move of the economy.