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The 4th round 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 the fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors that benefit smallholder farmers. The fund provides matching grant funding for... (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 smallholder 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, in its first round announcement, ENTAG granted matching funds to 15 innovative projects. 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 announcement was also opened during August 2017. A total of six innovative project ideas were finalists of the round, making the total amount of money granted in the second round funding about € 150,000. In the third round 45 concept notes are selected and the project proposals are under review.

The fourth round call for innovative project ideas is now open. The deadline for submission of project concept notes is on  24 August 2018. More information about the call can be found on the downloads link below. Please download innovation fund announcement, fund manual and application concept note form all in one here.

Fund Manual

Concept Note Form

Call for Projects

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ENTAG Internship

ENTAG launches an Internship program to link new graduates, BA and MA in agriculture, with agribusiness companies operating in Ethiopia. This is the online application portal for both potential interns and companies that need to apply. Please use the following hyperlinks to apply to the program.

Before you proceed to application section below, please... (more)

ENTAG launches an Internship program to link new graduates, BA and MA in agriculture, with agribusiness companies operating in Ethiopia. This is the online application portal for both potential interns and companies that need to apply. Please use the following hyperlinks to apply to the program.

Before you proceed to application section below, please read: Internship Brochure

If you are company wanting to host Interns, please click HERE to apply.

If you are a graduate who is looking for potential internship, please click HERE to apply.

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Event on Contract Farming in Ethiopia- April 19

ENTAG in collaboration with AgriProFocus is launching a book on contract farming on April 19th, 2017 at the Golden Tulip Hotel from 2 PM – 5 PM. The book is the outcome of a collaboration between various organizations and agricultural programs including AgriProFocus, Agriterra, C4C, ENTAG, Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia, LANDac, SNV, and CIHEAM Bari... (more)

ENTAG in collaboration with AgriProFocus is launching a book on contract farming on April 19th, 2017 at the Golden Tulip Hotel from 2 PM – 5 PM. The book is the outcome of a collaboration between various organizations and agricultural programs including AgriProFocus, Agriterra, C4C, ENTAG, Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia, LANDac, SNV, and CIHEAM Bari (SupHort).

Hence, you are cordially invited to attend the launch for the book entitled ‘Contract Farming in Ethiopia – the Concept and the Practice’. The event encompasses a Book Launch and a Panel Discussion, then finally a cocktail which will serve as a networking opportunity. Please confirm your attendance on: https://goo.gl/fbqrMI

The panel discussion will be on:

  • What is contract farming and how can it be understood in the Ethiopian context? (Concept)
  • What is the current practice of contract farming in Ethiopia? (Lessons Learned)
  • To what extent is contract farming instrumental in furthering the goals of the Ethiopian Government in agricultural development? (Policy)

Our panelists are:

  • Gerrit Holtland, SNV Horti-LIFE, Program Director
  • Tarekegn Garomsa, Heineken Brewery, Local Sourcing Manager
  • Ayele Gebreamlak, ATA, Commercial and Contract Farming Program Director
  • Gertjan Becx, ENTAG, Program Manager

 

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Platform meetings week, April 25th-28th

We would like to kindly invite our esteemed stakeholders in the sectors of aquaculture, poultry, spice and legumes to please book your schedule for the week of April 24th as we will be having platform meetings to discuss pressing issues in each sub-sector along with experience sharing and policy change discussions. Accordingly, please be informed that the... (more)

We would like to kindly invite our esteemed stakeholders in the sectors of aquaculture, poultry, spice and legumes to please book your schedule for the week of April 24th as we will be having platform meetings to discuss pressing issues in each sub-sector along with experience sharing and policy change discussions. Accordingly, please be informed that the schedules for the platforms are:

  • April 25th, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM aquaculture platform at Dessalegn #2 Hotel
  • April 26th, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM poultry platform at Azzeman Hotel
  • April 27th, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM spice platform at Dessalegn #2 Hotel
  • April 28th, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM legumes platform at  Dessalegn #2 Hotel

Be there and share your ideas, learn from others and network. We look forward to see you there.

 

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Sesame Platform Meeting, January 26, 2017

On January 26, 2017, ENTAG, in cooperation with the Sesame Business Network (SBN), organised the first platform meeting for the Ethiopian sesame subsector in the Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa. These platform meetings attempt to bring together various stakeholders within the Ethiopian sesame subsector, such as producers, exporters, processors and government... (more)

On January 26, 2017, ENTAG, in cooperation with the Sesame Business Network (SBN), organised the first platform meeting for the Ethiopian sesame subsector in the Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa. These platform meetings attempt to bring together various stakeholders within the Ethiopian sesame subsector, such as producers, exporters, processors and government representatives. This first meeting was used introduce ENTAG and SBN programs to all sesame-stakeholders and to map the value chain for sesame for both the local and export markets, in order to identify the major opportunities & challenges of sesame production, access to finance, processing and marketing and to collect input from the platform participants.
The participants first attended various presentations about production, access to finance, marketing and the various ways in which ENTAG is able to offer support to the further development of the Ethiopian sesame subsector. After these presentations the stakeholders participated in break-away sessions for producers, finance stakeholders and processors & exporters. These sessions resulted in the identification of multiple challenges and opportunities within the sector. Furthermore, various ways of addressing these challenges were discussed and the role which the individual stakeholders and ENTAG and SBN could potentially play were identified. For more detailed information, please contact us on info@entag.org.

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Legumes Platform Meeting, December 20, 2016

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On December 20, 2016, ENTAG, in cooperation with its partners, organised the first platform meeting for the Ethiopian legumes sub-sector in Addis Ababa. These platform meetings attempt to bring together various stakeholders within the Ethiopian legumes sub-sector. Representatives of farms, processors, mechanization businesses, exporters and relevant government institutions were all present.  These stakeholders discussed key business challenges, created new business linkages and shared experiences and best practices.Moreover, the participants could gain more insight into the various ways in which ENTAG is able to offer support to the Ethiopian legumes sector.
A total of 52 participants attended various presentations on the importance of legume crops for Ethiopia, the work of ENTAG in the legumes sub-sector, and on the current state of affairs concerning the legumes sector in general and the  Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Producers and Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and Ethiopian Fortified Food Producers Association (EFFPA) in particular. After these presentations the participants were invited to participate in various break-away sessions (Input supply and Production, Processors and Exporters) to discuss current challenges and identify opportunities. These sessions resulted in the identification of multiple issues and opportunities. For more in-depth information on this platform meeting, please contact us at info@entag.org.

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Poultry Platform Meeting, December 21, 2016

On December 21, 2016, ENTAG, in cooperation with its partners, organised the second platform meeting for the Ethiopian poultry sub-sector in the Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa. The purpose of these platform meetings is to bring all stakeholders in the poultry sub–sector together to discuss current issues, innovations and best practices and to learn in... (more)

On December 21, 2016, ENTAG, in cooperation with its partners, organised the second platform meeting for the Ethiopian poultry sub-sector in the Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa. The purpose of these platform meetings is to bring all stakeholders in the poultry sub–sector together to discuss current issues, innovations and best practices and to learn in which way ENTAG is able to provide support to the poultry sub-sector.

There were 65 participants in the meeting who attended presentations on various topics such as new feed ingredients, market development, the ENTAG innovation fund and vaccinations, drugs, and disease prevention. Furthermore the participants had a chance to raise questions and give comments on the current state of affairs of the Ethiopian poultry sub-sector. In the end, the participants were unanimously satisfied with the way the platform meeting was organised. For more information, please email us at poultry@entag.org.

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