A training on Reefer Container OPERATION and MAINTENANCE held at EHPEA training center

A four-day theoretical and practical training on REFRIGERATED CONTAINER OPERATION and MAINTENANCE was held from April 16-19,2024 at EHPEA training center and also in the field.

27 farm technicians drawn from flower, fruit and vegetable farms as well as logistic service provider companies have attended the training.

Refrigerated containers carry perishable cargo that requires smart and efficient temperature management. Thus, reefer containers require proper operation and maintenance.

It is crucial to equip farm technicians with the necessary knowledge and skill to operate and maintain reefer containers.

The training was delivered by a seasoned guru of REFRIGERATION, Simon Benard, who used to own Geerlofs Refrigeration and IP Handlers among his versatile experience.

He volunteered to deliver the training through PUM.

We will continue to build capacity in Cool Chain management.


We are privileged to share Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association’s (#EHPEA) success stories with regard to evidence based policy advocacy, financial sustainability, capacity building interventions to elevate members competitiveness internationally, business development services, gender interventions and other interventions that are targeted at ensuring social and environmental sustainability to Presidents, Board Members, Secretary Generals of different Regional and City Chambers as well as Sectoral Associations at our office on April 17, 2024.

The event was organized in collaboration with GIZ SRVC program.

EHPEA Links Input Suppliers with Sidama Farms

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) hosted a successful B2B session today at the Rori Hotel in Hawassa. This event addressed a key need identified in a recent assessment: connecting horticulture farms in the Sidama National Regional State with reliable input suppliers.

The B2B session provided a valuable platform for growers to meet the right suppliers and access crucial information. Participant feedback highlighted successful connections and access to high-quality seeds, planting materials, affordable fertilizers, crop protection products, vermicompost, and packaging materials.

This initiative demonstrates EHPEA’s commitment to empowering Sidama’s horticulture sector and fostering its sustainable growth.

A Public-Private Dialogue Workshop Conducted Successfully in Hawassa

The Sidama Region Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), successfully conducted a regional Agribusiness Public-Private Dialogue Workshop in Hawassa.

The workshop facilitated a robust exchange of ideas and responsibilities, centered around the initial research findings pertinent to each participating institutions.

It also served as an effective discussion platform, harnessing the region’s abundant potential within the horticulture and coffee subsectors.

On the event regional Bureau Heads, growers, public sector representatives, financial institutions, and donor organizations were in attendance.

EHPEA held its annual general assembly at Hilton Addis Ababa hotel yesterday.

EHPEA held its annual general assembly at Hilton Addis Ababa hotel yesterday.

On the meeting the achievement, challenges and future plans presented to member farms.

Key players of the sector from government office, private sector and international organizations were also linked with members on the networking reception organized afterward of the meeting.

FCM training targeted to capacitate 10,000 workers began in holeta cluster

A training on the identification and management of False Codling Moth began in Holeta cluster for member farms engaged in the floriculture business this week, by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association TVET Center experts.

The Association targeted to capacitate 10,000 farm workers in the area, within the next months.

EHPEA AND MOA Organized a National Horticulture Investment Conference

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#Horticulture export industry warming up to change gears in Ethiopia.

Today, we had down to earth deliberation on the challenges that need to be addressed so as to unleash the ample investment opportunities in Ethiopia in the Horticulture sub-sector in the presence of senior government officials.

From the direction that is set during the meeting, the future seems a BOOM period for the sector.

The session was organized by #MoA and #EHPEA.


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EHPEA in collaboration with FGAE health office, celebrated International women’s day colorfully

EHPEA in collaboration with FGAE health office, celebrated International women’s day colorfully today at its member farm ‘Yassin Legese Flower Farm’ , by giving free of charge cervical cancer screening and treatment at the site.

On the event a total number of 70 participants from neighboring community and farm employees got a chance to learn about cervical cancer preventive methods, family planning counseling as well as different health services.

This year’s celebration marked with a theme “Lets invest in women’s need, health and equality together”.

MoU signed between EHPEA and OIPDC

Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oromia Industrial Parks Development Corporation today at Radisson Blu hotel.

The partnership meant to establish a collaborative framework on capacity building in agro industry, creating linkage on the value chain and promoting agro industry related initiatives in the Oromia Region.

On the event investment opportunities and the status of Bulbula Integrated Agro-Industrial Park (Bulbula IAIP) were presented to EHPEA members and discussed on the way forward at length.

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

EHPEA, in partnership with the Ethiopian Agriculture Authority (EAA), convenes a consultative meeting to address the ongoing developments concerning the interception of the False Codling Moth (FCM). 

Following the publication of a scientific report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU Commission is implementing strict measures. Consequently, the EU Commission has decided to raise the inspection percentage for cut flowers exported from Ethiopia from 5% to 25%, effective May 1st, 2024.

All rose growers are directed to rigorously follow the FCM protocols, establish a crop protection strategy, enhance farm capacity, and implement a systemic approach, among other measures. EAA emphasizes that there will be rigorous controls both on-farm sites and at Bole International Airport.

EHPEA encourages all stakeholders to collaborate in the effort to control FCM, pledging that the relentless endeavor to enhance farm capacity and provide technical assistance for a comprehensive approach to FCM control and monitoring will persist.

Contact Info

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Phone : +251 11 6636750

P.O.Box: 22241 Code 1000


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