Sectors

Aquaculture

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Poultry

Sesame

Spices

COVID-19 EFFECTS ON THE ETHIOPIAN POULTRY SECTOR

COVID-19 is known to be the global health crisis of the century. Like most countries in the world Ethiopia is currently feeling the pressure of the pandemic. Higher number of cases for COVID-19 is being... (more)

COVID-19 is known to be the global health crisis of the century. Like most countries in the world Ethiopia is currently feeling the pressure of the pandemic. Higher number of cases for COVID-19 is being recorded with the number of infected people increasing daily. To ensure the safety of the society against COVID-19 the government has declared a state of emergency, enforcing precautionary measures to control the spread of the virus. The horrors of the pandemic and the precautionary measures imposed have affected all types of businesses across the country including the poultry industry.

The Ethiopian Poultry sector is considered as one of the priority sectors for development by the Ministry of Agriculture, recog-nizing its great contribution to food and nutrition security. Before the pandemic, the Ethiopian commercial poultry sector was showing positive growth rate with increasing demand for poultry products. To meet this demand, commercial poultry farms have been expanding, increasing the production rate.

According to CSA and FAO 2018/2019 data, the annual poultry meat production was estimated at 54,000 tons per annum. For egg production, based on the assessment conducted by ENTAG (Business opportunity report, 2020), the commercial sector attributes to 73,357 tons per annum. However, currently the pandemic has negatively impacted the sector and poultry production and consumption rates are declining greatly. The end date to this global crisis is still unknown and the fate of these industries remains at stake. Therefore, a quick assessment of the sector through a questionnaire survey distributed to key stakeholders and telephone interviews has been conducted in order to identify the damage to the sector.

Please download the full report HERE

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Business Opportunity Report – Herbs Sub-sector

Herbs are generally used for medicinal, culinary and aromatic purposes, and are produced in many countries with seasonal variations offering the opportunity for producers to trade globally. It is clear from... (more)

Herbs are generally used for medicinal, culinary and aromatic purposes, and are produced in many countries with seasonal variations offering the opportunity for producers to trade globally. It is clear from looking at Trade Map¹ that herbs are traded in all directions, with obvious differences in the balance of trade due to quality differences and costs of production. In developing countries, herbs are largely produced by smallholders for their own domestic consumption, with a small proportion of export quality herbs produced with great care and the use of high-tech production methods. For this reason, developing countries strive to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) to engage in the production of agricultural production, including herbs. In Ethiopia, modern horticultural production is mainly developed by FDIs and a few Ethiopian companies using greenhouses, as well as in open fields. This document is a business opportunity report of the Ethiopian herbs sector for potential investors in the area.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY REPORT – Invest in the Ethiopian Poultry Sector 2020

Poultry has a significant role in the Ethiopia rural community as a source of income and nutrition. About 45% of rural households in Ethiopia, about 8.1 million households, hold up to nine chickens, and about... (more)

Poultry has a significant role in the Ethiopia rural community as a source of income and nutrition. About 45% of rural households in Ethiopia, about 8.1 million households, hold up to nine chickens, and about 1.7 million households have between 10 and 49 chickens (CSA, 2018). The role of the commercial sector is increasing (16.52% commercial meat production and 25% commercial egg production), and overtaking the share of the traditional backyard poultry farming system from year to year in terms of production volume. This is a Business Opportunity Report for new investors who want to launch businesses in the Poultry sector of Ethiopia.

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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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