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Anuga 2019 Trade Fair for Food, Germany

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the leading food fair in Cologne this year. From 5th – 9th October 2019, Anuga invites exhibitors and trade... (more)

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the leading food fair in Cologne this year. From 5th – 9th October 2019, Anuga invites exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to discover 10 trade shows and 11 trend themes as well as numerous events and congresses. ENTAG brings six private companies and ESAHGPA to the event. For more information please see Here.

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ENTAG Newsletter- Issue 2- May 2019

In March and April 2019, the ENTAG program held its 8th platform meetings week. The meetings raised pertinent sectoral issues and initiated interesting discussions about potential solutions and priorities. In... (more)

In March and April 2019, the ENTAG program held its 8th platform meetings week. The meetings raised pertinent sectoral issues and initiated interesting discussions about potential solutions and priorities. In the attached Newsletter, please, find the highlights of the: Poultry platform meeting, Aquaculture platform meeting, Spices platform meeting and ENTAG Internship Project. We hope that you will enjoy reading our Newsletter, and if you have any question or comments, do not hesitate to contact the ENTAG platform coordinators.

 

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Food Ingredients Trade mission to Ethiopia

Food ingredients (spices, grains, pulses, oilseeds, sesame, vegetables, nuts & dried fruits, sugar & salt)

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Food ingredients (spices, grains, pulses, oilseeds, sesame, vegetables, nuts & dried fruits, sugar & salt)

The Ethiopia- Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) is a project initiated to support agribusinesses & entrepreneurs operating in Ethiopia in specific and develop the agricultural sector in general. The project is a four years project running from 2016- 2019 during which time it will focus on five main components, namely:

  1. Front Office
  2. Inclusive Business Support
  3. Subsector platform
  4. Innovation Fund
  5. Support of Private Sector Associations
  6. B2B Linkage

ENTAG has chosen 5 priority sectors for its intervention. These sectors are Aquaculture, Poultry, Spices, Sesame and Legumes.

ENTAG in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Ethiopia organizes a food ingredients trade mission to Ethiopia from the 17th to the 21st of June. The Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) has been a Trade Facilitation program since 2016 to support Dutch and Ethiopian agribusinesses operating in Ethiopia. ENTAG has seen investments and interest in the country grow over the years, mainly due to its diverse agro-ecological environment and its enormous sourcing potential. Dutch companies and individuals are invited to join this trade mission to experience firsthand the possibilities that Ethiopia has to offer.

Tentative Program 

Monday June 17 Arrival: Welcome Cocktail with local Dutch companies

Tuesday June 18 Business seminar: Doing business in Ethiopia; B2B (Matchmaking) strategic dinner

Wednesday June 19 Field visit: Companies & Farms

Thursday June 19/20: Tailor made program per participant)

Friday Individual follow up: Meetings with sourcing managers Heineken/ Unilever

* Program is not final and will eventually be modified to meet the needs of all participating companies

Registration

Participation to this mission is open for Dutch companies (importers, exporters, processors and investors) from the food ingredients sector. Your company is advised to participate in the mission with a regional business/country manager, export/import manager or general manager.

Registration and costs

Participation in the mission amount to € 750 per participant. This includes participation in the program, at least three meetings, and private bus transport to the field-visits. This amount excludes flight travel, accommodation costs and personal expenses. Please (click here) to see if your eligible for a mission voucher from RVO.

Register by sending an email to thijs@sti-consultancy.com
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Poultry Special Issue

Read our Poultry Special Issue-February-2019, which presents information about major results of ENTAG under the sub-sector.

Read our Poultry Special Issue-February-2019, which presents information about major results of ENTAG under the sub-sector.

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Company Profile_Poultry, Aquaculture and Legumes

The ENTAG programme has been working on company profiles in its four subsectors; more than 100 company profiles are now published (more)

The ENTAG programme has been working on company profiles in its four subsectors; more than 100 company profiles are now published and additional profiles are still being compiled. The profiles are being used by sector actors as source of information about who is doing what in four of the main subsectors. 

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Ethiopian Spices delegates made a Trade mission and exposure visit to Vietnam

Ethiopian delegates who represented the Spices Sector of the country made a trade mission and exposure visit to Vietnam in December 2018. One of the Southeastern countries of Asia, Vietnam, is known for  being one of a leading countries in Spices and Coffee export... (more)

Ethiopian delegates who represented the Spices Sector of the country made a trade mission and exposure visit to Vietnam in December 2018. One of the Southeastern countries of Asia, Vietnam, is known for  being one of a leading countries in Spices and Coffee export market in the world. Throughout the world, the demand for spice products (for use in food processing, medicine and as aromatics) has been growing, creating excellent chances for the spice international market to develop and supply this demand. In Vietnam, spice production plays an important role in the social and economic development of the country. In the last few years, spice products have made a significant contribution to increasing incomes, leading to poverty alleviation for more than thousands of households in some of the poorest communities in the country. Both authorities and communities consider spice products as a primary means to improve the local economy and reduce poverty. By becoming involved in the world market the Vietnamese spice sector has new and favorable economic opportunities for companies, co-operatives and households. Vietnamese pepper has been shipped to more than 100 countries and territories, making up 60 percent of the world’s exports.   

Upon on the invitation of by the Vietnamese Pepper Association (VPA), Ethiopian delegates represented from the private sector, government, farmer unions and the ENTAG program made an official business and exposure visit to some known provinces of Vietnam in Black-Pepper and Turmeric production and processing.

The delegates made an exposure visit to leading Pepper and Turmeric  growing provinces of Vietnam like Daklak  and GialaI.  Some of the best practices visited in the Turmeric and Pepper farms and factories are organic farming and farm management, drip and sprinkle irrigation, drying and slicing machineries, and processing and packing technologies.  

The International Pepper conference – Vietnam Pepper Outlook 2018 – which was organized by Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Vietnam Pepper Association was also part of the mission. The conference highlighted the best practices and challenges of black pepper production, processing and export in Vietnam and at the international level. Participants drawn from the international pepper community took part in the conference, which was held in Ho Chi Minh city on December 4 2018. At the  event, participants shared current challenges facing the international, regional and national (Vietnam) pepper development sector – including regulations in export markets, the usage of pesticides, and expanding business connections – and put forward suggestions for the sector’s sustainable development.  

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STRATEGIC PLAN for implementation of disease prevention and control in the commercial poultry sector of Ethiopia 2018

The livestock production in Ethiopia is in a period of transition. The transition from traditional farming towards a more industrial form of farming is a necessary to meet the... (more)

The livestock production in Ethiopia is in a period of transition. The transition from traditional farming towards a more industrial form of farming is a necessary to meet the increased demand of growing population of the country as it is mentioned in GTP I and II. The transition requires a coherent strategy and structure for poultry health and disease control and prevention.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resource (MoALR) (former Ministry of Livestock and Fishery (MoLF)) has requested the Ethiopia Netherland Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) program to provide support in developing the strategic plan to strengthen the poultry health and disease control and prevention in Ethiopia. ENTAG has called for the services of the GD Animal Health in The Netherlands, which together with ENTAG staff implemented developed the strategic plan with input and reflections of the relevant Ethiopian stakeholders.

The objective of this report is, based on the analysis and discussions during numerous workshops, to advise on the structure and to describe a feasible strategic plan for organized poultry health control by the government in Ethiopia that can be endorsed by the private poultry industry, so that the Ethiopian government can support the poultry sector in increasing production to the desired level.

The strategic plan focuses on the following topics:

  • Organization of poultry industry, farm locations and flock registration
  • Poultry health management » Organization of epidemiological data
  • Surveillance programs for specific poultry diseases
  • Monitoring the effect of disease control and inter- vention programs
  • Organization of poultry diagnostics
  • Collaboration between governmental and private stakeholders

The download link for the full report can be found on this page. 

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