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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

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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Ethiopian Delegation Arrives in Egypt for Aquaculture Trade Mission

A group of trade mission delegates from Ethiopia arrived at Cairo, Egypt, this week as part of the effort that has been made by the ENTAG (Ethio-Netherlands Trade for Agriculture Growth) program to support the Ethiopian aquaculture subsector. The main purpose of the... (more)

A group of trade mission delegates from Ethiopia arrived at Cairo, Egypt, this week as part of the effort that has been made by the ENTAG (Ethio-Netherlands Trade for Agriculture Growth) program to support the Ethiopian aquaculture subsector. The main purpose of the mission is to exchange expertise and, undertake trade and Business-to-Business (B2B) linkages in the field of fisheries where Egypt ranks 10th worldwide, based on internationally accepted agricultural report.

The team, which includes researchers, govn’t actors and private company owners, was invited by the World Fish Center – a research center that aims to reduce poverty through developing fishing and aquaculture – and is planned to visit several fish farms and hatcheries, the World Fish Center research facility in Abassa, Sharkia, a fish processing plant in Alexandria as well as various related sites.

Dr. Abebe Mengistu, ENTAG Aquaculture Subsector Coordinator and the leader of the delegation, said the visit is important in terms of knowledge and value chain sharing, as the participants from both research and private sector entities utilize and implement the gained knowledge back in their country.

It is not the first time when such mission is organized by ENTAG, as a previous mission was held to conduct a training by the World Fish Center for 10 Ethiopian private companies on aquaculture management in March 2017.

This trade mission will last for five days to be concluded with the Egypt-Ethiopia Aquaculture Platform Meeting to be held on Saturday, 1 December, that would bring private sector representatives from Ethiopia and Egypt together and where the two counterparties will share experience on the role of private sector in the development of the subsector. B2B linkages and networking among value chain actors is also expected to be part of the meeting.

According to FAO, aquaculture accounts for 65% of fish production in Egypt while WorldFish reports that the sector provides employment for 816,000 people (150,000 in the aquaculture value chain and 666,000 in fisheries). Tilapia is the species most farmed in the country, and the majority of the country’s fish production is consumed within, providing the equivalent of one fish per person per week.

Since launching its research program in Egypt in 1998, WorldFish has delivered high quality, practical research related to the country’s aquaculture and fishery sector. A key research focus has been on improving fish genetics to transform Egypt into a role model for African aquaculture development. WorldFish works closely with aquaculture stakeholders, the private sector and government organizations to deliver research on increasing aquaculture productivity, increasing the flow-on benefits of fish farming to women and youth, and enhancing fish value chains.

 

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian: Oilseeds and pulses sub-sector

The potential for Ethiopian sesame on the world market is still significant because of the high-quality seed varieties produced that are suitable for a wide... (more)

The potential for Ethiopian sesame on the world market is still significant because of the high-quality seed varieties produced that are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Despite the high export figures for sesame, Ethiopia still imports a variety of oil substitutes. In particular, palm oil imported from Malaysia is widely used for cooking, given its superior price-to-quality ratio com- pared to domestically produced oil. Dr Daniel Dauro from the Agricultural Transformation Agency states:

“One policy that is hindering the domestic processing of oilseeds is the duty-free importation of foreign edible oils. Palm oil is not taxed, while locally produced oil is. Imported palm oil from, for example Malaysia and Indonesia, is duty-free in order to make it affordable to the majority of the population. Less than 5% is produced in Ethiopia itself.”

Thus, the need for affordable edible oils cannot be met by domestic production alone, but largely through duty-free imports from Asia. At the same time this hinders efforts to develop Ethiopian production of edible oils from oilseeds.

Read the full report on the download link.

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian Dairy sector

Some facts about the Dairy sector in Ethiopia:

  • The total volume of milk produced in Ethiopia has gradually increased over the last 15 years from less than 1 billion liters to... (more)

Some facts about the Dairy sector in Ethiopia:

  • The total volume of milk produced in Ethiopia has gradually increased over the last 15 years from less than 1 billion liters to 3.0 billion litres in 2014/15.
  • The dairy sector contributes considerably to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It has a share of 40% in the agricultural GDP and 12–16% in the national GDP. The latter is about twice as high as it is in neigh- bouring countries in Eastern Africa, mainly because of the significantly higher share of agriculture in the Ethiopian GDP.
  • The Government of Ethiopia plans to almost double domestic milk pro- duction between 2015 and 2020. This increase will require investments and improvements in yields of fodder crops, feeding, genetics, health, and dairy processing.
  • Ethiopia imports a significant amount of dairy products and decreasing this will reduce foreign currency spending on imports.
  • Over the next five years the government is not only aiming at a decrease in dairy imports, but is also working on a dairy policy that will result in the export of dairy products.

Read the full report on the download link.

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