A meeting on the findings of an assessment conducted by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA) on the False Codling Moth (FCM) held this afternoon at EHPEA in the presence of Ambassador Driba Kuma and Ato Wondale Habtamu, Director General and Deputy Director General of EAA respectively, member farms and EHPEA.
EHPEA, Ethiopian Agricultural Authority and Trade Mark East Africa have linked Memorandum of Understanding to modernize the issuance of phyto sanitary certificate electronically, to upgrade the ICT infrastructure both at the Authority and EHPEA as well as to exchange experince among other countries.
Ambassador Driba Kuma, Director General of the Ethiopian Agriculture Authority, Ato Ewnetu Taye Country Director of TMEA and Ato Tewodros Zewdie Executive Director of EHPEA have signed the MoU.
TMEA is going to fully finance the projects that are going to be executed.
EHPEA members farms in Koka built a Kindergarten school equipped with school equipment
Horticulture farms in Koka cluster, Zuqualla Horti PLC, Florensis Abyssinia PL, and Desa plant PLC are known for their charity works believing in giving back to the community.
The newly built school which costs ETB 2,928,126.66, inaugurated in the presence of AbaGeda, DR. Tola Beriso from Oromia education office and major actors of the sector in the region as well as community representatives.
On 9 November, EHPEA (Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association) and MPS Group signed a Memorandum to strengthen the cooperation between both organisations. EHPEA and MPS Group will cooperate to implement the HortiFootprint Calculator amongst EHPEA members in Flowers & Ornamentals. Cooperation with industry partners is essential in order to improve together.
Mr Nega Mequanint, Board Chairman EHPEA, signed the Memorandum in presence of Mr Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director EHPEA, and Mrs Yordanos Jemal, Board Member EHPEA. For MPS Group the Memorandum was signed by Mr Daan de Vries, CEO Group, accompanied by Mr Edmund Timm, Manager Commerce & Marketing MPS Group, and Mr Arthij van der Veer, Area Manager Africa.
By using the HortiFootprint Calculator, grower partners from EHPEA will have the opportunity to not only measure their carbon footprint but also to simulate proposed improvements. Hereby, the objective for both growers and the floriculture industry in Ethiopia is to work towards climate neutral production.
As MPS Group, together with our HortiFootprint Calculator partner LetsGrow.com, we are honoured to take this step together with EHPEA and are excited to start this journey on environmental footprinting.
A consultative meeting on the emerging pest ‘Thaumatotibia leucotreta’ held at Capital hotel today, in the presence of Ambassador Diriba Kuma, Director General for Ethiopian Agriculture Authority, representatives from Agriculture Councel section at The Kingdom of The Netherlands Embassy in Ethiopia and Horticulture export farms in Ethiopia.
The meeting is expected to create a concessions to address the immediate requests of the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.
Thaumatotibia leucotreta is one of the pests with the greatest economic and environmental impact according to the EU.
EHPEA TVET Center successfully delivered Internal Auditing Skill Training for farm internal auditors and compliance managers from September 19 to 22/2022 at Dreamland Hotel and Resort Bishoftu. The training mainly focuses on the practical implementations of the EHPEA Code of practices and other international market standards for the horticulture sector.
EHPEA TVET center, delivered training on Environment Management and Risk Assessment for EHPEA member farms. The training conducted at Bishoftu town, Dream land hotel from September 13-16/2022 with a farm visit and experience sharing program.
Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), celebrated Ethiopian New Year colorfully on September 11, 2022 at its country pavilion on Floriade Expo 2022 , Almere The Netherlands.
The event was a great platform to promote Ethiopian investment in horticulture business while addressing sustainability and strengthen the deepening of economic ties between the two countries.
Ambassador Hirut Zemene, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the Benelux countries and the EU Institutions, Dr. Sofiya Kassa, State Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Nega Mequanint, Board Chairman of EHPEA, accompanied by higher government officials and stakeholders attended the event.