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ENTAG Sixth Aquaculture Platform Meeting

Date: 23rd March 2018
Venue: Hawassa

Theme: Challenges, opportunities and way forward for Aquaculture Development in SNNPR.

Date: 23rd March 2018
Venue: Hawassa

Theme: Challenges, opportunities and way forward for Aquaculture Development in SNNPR.

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1st 2018 business Drinks

We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday January 25th at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.

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We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday January 25th at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

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Turmeric Export 2018 Meeting

These days aflatoxin is increasingly becoming a critical challenge for the Ethiopian agribusiness sector and export market. The export market... (more)

These days aflatoxin is increasingly becoming a critical challenge for the Ethiopian agribusiness sector and export market. The export market of Spices, Turmeric and Legumes, in particular, is highly affected by the problem. As part of its effort to address this issue, the ENTAG program has been supporting the private and public sectors on technical, awareness and policy level endeavors to control the problem. The program has been working on capacity building initiatives, trade mission and experience sharing programs to other countries like India in collaboration with UN-ITC/SITA and ESAHGPA.

In this month UN-ITC/ SITA in collaboration with ESAHGPA has organized on-farm training, for the third time, on improved Turmeric postharvest and drying methods for more than 350 smallholder farmers to equip farmers, aggregators and traders about Turmeric quality and food safety issues. As part of this, ENTAG in collaboration with UN-SITA/ITC and ESAHGPA has organized aflatoxin sensitizing and brain storming half day meeting on January 23, 2018. The meeting is for Ethiopian turmeric exporters on how to handle the case, market retro and prospect of Ethiopian Turmeric products. The meeting will be at ENTAG office located around Bisrat Gebreil, SAN Building.

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5th platform meeting week-Newsletter

In November 2017, the ENTAG program held its fifth platform meetings week. The meetings raised pertinent sectoral issues and initiated interesting discussions about potential solutions and... (more)

In November 2017, the ENTAG program held its fifth 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:

  • Spices platform meeting
  • Poultry platform meeting
  • Aquaculture platform meeting
  • Legumes platform meeting

We hope that you will enjoy reading our Newsletter, and if you have any question or comments please use our contacts section.

5th platform meetings-Newsletter-ENTAG

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Call for Internship with Private Agribusiness Companies in Ethiopia

The ENTAG program works with various private companies active in Ethiopia and out side Ethiopia. If you would like to have professional internship time with these companies, mostly working on agri-business, please fill out the following application form. We will contact you shortly after we shortlist competent applicants.

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The ENTAG program works with various private companies active in Ethiopia and out side Ethiopia. If you would like to have professional internship time with these companies, mostly working on agri-business, please fill out the following application form. We will contact you shortly after we shortlist competent applicants.

Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
Please enter your fixed or mobile phone number, so we can follow up with you.
Please describe your area of study.
Please choose your academic qualification.
If you select other on the above list, please specify your academic qualifications here.
Please put your cumulative GPA if you are currently Bachelor level student or fresh graduate.
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The Fifth Platform meeting week of the ENTAG Program, November 2017

This November 2017, the ENTAG program held its Fifth platform meeting week at Addis Ababa and Bishoftu, on its three subsectors-Poultry, Aquaculture and Spices.

In its poultry sector, the platform meeting held at Azzeman Hotel in Addis Ababa, reviewed the new poultry regulation, which has recently... (more)

This November 2017, the ENTAG program held its Fifth platform meeting week at Addis Ababa and Bishoftu, on its three subsectors-Poultry, Aquaculture and Spices.

In its poultry sector, the platform meeting held at Azzeman Hotel in Addis Ababa, reviewed the new poultry regulation, which has recently been drafted by the Ministry of Livestock and Fishery (MoLF).

The aquaculture platform meeting discussed aquaculture as a means of food security and dietary diversification in Ethiopia. The new collaborative initiative by the United Nation agency of Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Chinese government on a newly coming project of aquaculture development in Ethiopia was also presented by the representatives of the initiative.

In the Spices, Herbs and Aromatic sector platform, the ENTAG program convened a meeting held at Bishoftu and discussed the potential of Herbs subsector in Ethiopia for the international business. This platform meeting also had a field visit to Bishoftu Agricultural Research Institute to see research works of the institute on Herbs.

Participants of the meetings were drawn from government agencies, private companies, UN agencies, the academia, research institutions, foreign companies and farmers. The Fifth platform meeting week of the program also set urgent points of action and follow up in all of the three sectors above.

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2nd innovation fund announcement


Innovation Fund is one of the five focus areas of ENTAG’s support to the agribusiness sector in Ethiopia, with a maximum grant budget of € 0.8 million. The objective of... (more)


Innovation Fund is one of the five focus areas of ENTAG’s support to the agribusiness sector in Ethiopia, with a maximum grant budget of € 0.8 million. The objective of the fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors that benefit small holder farmers. The fund provides matching grant funding for innovative projects, with a maximum grant contribution of € 25,000. Projects are considered innovative when they introduce new or improved products, services, technology, business models and/or service delivery model to the country. Projects that take place in the poultry, aquaculture, legumes, spices, sesame, potato and dairy sub-sectors are eligible for co-funding, as well as projects targeting agri-processing, agri-logistics and agricultural financing in any agricultural sub-sector.

The Innovation Fund has been operational from September 2016, and it will end in December 2019. In July 2017, ENTAG granted matching funds to 15 projects, which are first round winners of the fund. These projects won grants from € 15,000 to € 25,000, making the total amount of money granted in first round more than € 300,000. The second round of the announcement for innovation fund is now open. The deadline for submission of project concept notes is on 18 August 2017.

More information about the second call of the fund can be found on the downloads link above. Please download innovation fund announcement, fund manual and application concept note form all in one here. To open the file you need to have compression software installed on your computer or downloading device.


 

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New Ethiopian Customs Guide

http://www.erca.gov.et/images/Documents/Documentation/Publications/Guide/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf

http://www.erca.gov.et/images/Documents/Documentation/Publications/Guide/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf

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Call for Gender Training Provision

ToR for Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Agribusiness

Back ground

Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) is a project funded by the Dutch Government as part of Bilateral Ethiopia-Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) in Ethiopia. ENTAG aims to contribute to... (more)

ToR for Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Agribusiness

Back ground

Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) is a project funded by the Dutch Government as part of Bilateral Ethiopia-Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) in Ethiopia. ENTAG aims to contribute to improved markets and trade with relations to the result chain of BENEFIT. Its goal is to increase agribusiness productivity, trade and foreign direct investment by strengthening the private sector in working more effectively with smallholders in applying new technologies and accessing finance for investment purposes. The priority sectors and sub-sectors are poultry, aquaculture, legumes, spices, sesame, potato, and dairy. The project will operate for four years (2016-2019) under the leadership of Wageningen UR in the Netherlands. ENTAG will closely partner with other projects under the umbrella of BENEFIT Partnership Unit i.e. ISSD, CASCAPE and SBN. Together teh 4 projects work to improve access to food, income and trade in Ethiopia.

In recent years the issue of gender mainstreaming has become one of the focus areas in projects, NGOs and government among others. The main reason for this is the importance of highlighting the role of men and women in the socio-economic environment of a nation. Stakeholders are working towards ensuring the equity among all. However, a lot still needs to be done in awareness creation within the community and other relevant actors to actually achieve expected results. To this end, ENTAG has taken the initiative to train its staffs on the business case of gender mainstreaming, and provide awareness raising to relevant companies on gender mainstreaming  Accordingly, the program is now looking for a consultant who can deliver the below detailed assignment.

Objective of the assignment:

  1. to train ENTAG staff and relevant companies on gender main streaming in agricultural sector, more specifically in agro-processing companies (not smallholders); duration: 2-3 days

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall concepts of gender mainstreaming
  • Explain the potential business case for gender mainstreaming
  • Develop simple M&E system to measure impact of gender mainstreaming
  • List successful examples ofbusiness cases of Ethiopia companies regarding gender mainstreaming
  • Advice companies on developing the business case in gender mainstreaming
  1. To raise awareness of the business cases of gender mainstreaming in agricultural processing companies
  • During platform meetings (4) explain for participating companies the concept of gender mainstreaming
  • Show examples of successful gender mainstreaming within Ethiopian companies (agricultural sector)

The training is expected to be given for 3 days but the consultant can advise on a different setting depending on his/her delivery system. The desired time frame for the training is beginning of September.

The desired time of awareness raising for companies is during September.

Skill requirement

– Bsc with 10 years or MSc with 7 years of experience.

– Specific study or experience in Gender within Agriculture/agribusiness.

How to Apply

The consultant is expected to submit relevant credentials, technical and financial proposal in response to this ToR to info@entag.org. Deadline for application is July 2, 2017.

Interested Consultants/consulting companies should use the TOR outlined above

Interested firms should submit their proposals in a separate file by mentioning the Title, Financial & Technical Proposal.

Interested bidders are requested to submit their professional fee on a daily basis.

BENEFIT-ENTAG reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

 

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