EHPEA

A consultative meeting held on False Codling Moth (FCM) in collaboration with EAA AND EHPEA

The Ethiopian Agriculture Authority(EAA) in collaboration with Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), holds a consultative meeting on False Codling Moth (FCM) management on cut roses and actions to be taken to contain.

Following the official declaration of EU DG Sante, that as of May 1st 2024, the inspection frequently for Ethiopia and Kenya will rise to 25% instead of the current 5%, EHPEA has been working closely with its member farms to create awareness, capacitate farms on FCM identification and management as well as introducing inspection technologies by joining hands with EAA.

On the meeting the new inspection system was introduced as well as briefed the farms the way forward in establishing an effective FCM management system by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA).

It was also stated that, to avoid a permanent ban from exporting to EU every grower needs to exert their utmost effort in adopting the system critically to reduce the pest.

workplace empowering training on Gender, SRHR and Hygiene protection delivered at Fura Institute

A workplace empowering training on Gender, SRHR and Hygiene protection delivered at Fura Institute in Yirgalem for commercial farms, unions, and avocado processing factories in the Sidama Region.

The training conducted by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) gender intervention department in collaboration with its new branch in Hawassa which comprises two rounds of insightful training focused on sensitizing owners and top management personnel on key workplace gender-related issues, SRHR and hygiene interventions with its business case while the second round focused on Training of Trainers (TOT) for selected workers, supervisors, and gender focal persons from the participating organizations.

This initiative marks a significant step towards fostering gender equality and empowerment within the Horticultural and export sectors in the region.

Ethiopia exported 4500 tones of flowers using 50 freighter

Ethiopia exported 4500 tones of flowers using 50 freighter from January 22 to February 14, 2024, targeted for the valentine day to key locations in Europe such as Liege, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Germany, as well as markets in the UK, USA, Middle East and the Far East.

Ethiopia, known as a rose country in the horticulture industry is among the top 4 flower producer and exporting countries.

EHPEA LAUNCHED A BRANCH OFFICE IN HAWASSA City

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new branch office in Hawassa, colorfully launched today.
Since its establishment in 2002, the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) have been extending its services to its member farms engaged in the production and export of flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and vegetable seeds.
With an aim to further strengthen its support to horticulture companies nationwide, EHPEA has initiated the operation of satellite office in Sidama regional state. These offices will extend essential services and assistance to the growing horticulture sector in the respective regions.
At the launching workshop, support need assessment report of Hawassa cluster presented and discussed on the way forward to segment the focus area for EHPEA service delivery.
EHPEA TVET center will also be actively delivering training and compliance services to farmes in the region, in areas of Good Agricultural Practice, Workers Welfare, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Environment Management, and Market Standards to its members and stakeholders within the value chain.
On the occasion responsible regional government offices, development partners and member farms were in attendance.

Horticulture exports record over 169 million USD in first quarter.

Over 169.5 million USD was secured from flower, vegetable and fruit export in the first quarter of the current Ethiopian fiscal year, the Ministry of Agriculture said, adding that the performance attained 63.1 percent of the plan.
Speaking to The Ethiopian Herald, the Ministry of Agriculture Horticulture Export Coordinator Mekonnen Solomon stated that the sum was obtained from exporting 96,443.36 tons of flower, vegetable and fruit in the reported period.
Cut flowers have the lion’s share in the overall performance and Ethiopia generated over 146.26 USD revenue exporting 30,922.69 tons to the global market. Also, the vegetable sub-sector grossed 17.2 million USD from 58,340.40 tons export.
Similarly, the country secured around 6.12 million USD from exporting 14.823.99 tons of fruits in the reported period.
The ministry sets a plan to generate 741.8 million USD from exporting 351,030,031.71 kg of flowers, vegetables and fruits in the current fiscal year.
Mekonnen further said that consolidated efforts are underway to provide exports at the desired quality level and appealing package thereby keeping Ethiopia’s competitiveness at the global market.
The government has been paying due attention to attract private investments in the horticulture sector and to improve competitiveness by providing export incentives, customs duty exemption, income tax holidays, and offering land at competitive lease price, it was learned.
Source
THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD
https://press.et/herald/?p=85151

New Sher Elementary School opened in Adami Tulu

Sher Ethiopia Plc, known for its active engagement on CSR activities especially focused on nurturing the new generation with adequate education free of charge, opened its second new Elementary School in Adami Tulu.

The school launched colorfully in the presence of his excellency Mr. Usman Tuse, Deputy Mayor of Batu/Ziway Town, Mr. Kedir, Head of Batu Education office and Mr. Aswin Endeman, Manager Business Support and CSR of Sher Ethiopia, in the presence of Adami Tulu community representatives, Elders, Sher Ethiopia management representatives, teachers, and with a total number of 192 students.

The first Sher kindergarten school opened in 2019, and currently holds 342 students. With the new school Sher is planning to add 4 new classrooms each year at the new Elementary school compound which will increase the number of students to 1500 in eight years’ time.

Sher Ethiopia Plc. Is the largest rose grower in the world, where up to 4 million roses processed and transported to the airport in Addis Ababa every day, from where they are flown to Europe for further distribution. This makes Sher Ethiopia the largest rose grower in the world and the biggest supplier of roses in Europe.
The company also created job opportunities for about 12,000 employees and one of the major hard currency earners to the country.

Organic Certification Training

EHPEA and bbw international joined hands to kick off an exclusive “Organic Certification” training. Participants from EHPEA TVET Center, Ethiopian Agricultural Authority, Farms, and Ministry of Agriculture were welcomed.

This training will empower participants to understand US, EU, and Japan organic standards, finesse organic production and handling, decode labeling and market dynamics, and design effective systems for marketing organic products.

Let’s grow together sustainably!
#sustainableagriculture#ehpea

EHPEA organized a workshop to realize an efficient and smart agro-logistics in Ethiopia

The need for proactive synergy between the government, private sector and academic institution to realize an efficient and smart agro-logistics in Ethiopia deliberated at the sensitization workshop organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) today at Best Western Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Agriculture plays a significant role in the country’s economy contributing to economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction, food security and foreign currency earnings.

Even though the horticulture sector was introduced to the country only in the past two decades, it becomes the second top hard currency generator to the country and playing a significant role in the socio-economic wellbeing of the society.

As the nature of horticultural products require well established and integrated infrastructure for storing and moving products with proper equipment to guarantee that the horticulture products are handled properly in order to maintain their quality and preserve their shelf-life, its important to capacitate the port and facilities, electrical energy and cold chain, road infrastructure & agro-logistics digitalization to be competent with other countries as well as meet the international standards.

The workshop was a great platform to cross fertilize knowledge between the experts, scholars and private sector with the way forward to strengthen the role of agro-logistics policy directives and management to bring more efficiency in the entire chain harmonization.

A study tour to horticulture farms in Holeta cluster conducted

A study tour to horticulture farms in Holeta cluster conducted, with an aim to ensure gender equality and reproductive health at workplace, addressing family planning commodity and women empowerment.

The visit incorporated representatives from government officials from Ministry of Labor and Skills, Ministry of Health, the Regional Labor and Social Affairs, the Regional Health Bureau, Labor and Social Affairs of Holeta City Administration, Health Office of Holeta City, the Labor and Social Affairs and Health Bureau of Ejere and Wolmera District office.

The team discussed on the gaps and support need of farms related to capacity building of labour union, enhancing the standards of farm clinic & family planning commodity shortage.

Representatives from Ministry of Health briefed the participants on the minimum health service standards gave a direction to the Woreda office to assist farms addressing the gaps and to work jointly with farms through providing of technical supports and service delivery on the Reproductive health aspect, to ensure empowerment and create better working environment.

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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