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INVESTING IN ETHIOPIA: THE DUTCH EXPERIENCE

Over the past years Dutch investments have steadily increased and the Netherlands is among the most prominent investors in Ethiopia. In terms of number of investments, the... (more)

Over the past years Dutch investments have steadily increased and the Netherlands is among the most prominent investors in Ethiopia. In terms of number of investments, the Netherlands is the number one investor from the European Union. Presently, there are around one hundred separate Dutch investments in Ethiopia, many of them in floriculture, but also in other sectors such as fruits and vegetables, livestock, agro-processing, breweries, light manufacturing, construction, services and tourism. Many Dutch investors in the country are interested in expanding their investments, while various new investors are exploring their entrance strategy into the Ethiopian market.

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Internship Program

ENTAG launches an Internship program to link new graduates, BA and MA in agriculture, with agribusiness companies operating in Ethiopia.  The purpose of the internship program is to provide practical skills... (more)

ENTAG launches an Internship program to link new graduates, BA and MA in agriculture, with agribusiness companies operating in Ethiopia.  The purpose of the internship program is to provide practical skills and training for BSc and MSc graduates at agribusiness companies and to support to increase the entrepreneurial & professional capacity of young graduates.

ENTAG links interns and companies and provided a monthly salary for each Interns during their internship time. The total budget of the internship program was ETB 3.5 million, allotting ETB 3000 stipend monthly for each Intern. As part of the program, interns also received capacity building trainings on entrepreneurship, business plan and personal development. ENTA also monitored and followed the performance of the Interns In collaboration with host companies. The plan was to assign 150 fresh graduates until December 2019, but the actual data show that the execution of the program exceeds its plan.

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Innovation Fund One Pagers

This one pager document is a list of ENTAG Innovation Fund winners from 2016 to 2020.

This one pager document is a list of ENTAG Innovation Fund winners from 2016 to 2020.

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Ethiopian Horticulture Sector Stakeholder Mapping

This report aims to provide an overview of various stakeholders currently participating in the Ethiopian horticulture sector. This primarily includes government entities and donor organizations and... (more)

This report aims to provide an overview of various stakeholders currently participating in the Ethiopian horticulture sector. This primarily includes government entities and donor organizations and secondarily includes an overview of horticulture investors and supporting services such as universities and ATVETs.

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Amhara One Stop Shop (AOS)

The ENTAG project, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been working closely with the Amhara regional government to support and boost foreign direct investment. As part of... (more)

The ENTAG project, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been working closely with the Amhara regional government to support and boost foreign direct investment. As part of this effort, ENTAG conducted a study on the investment opportunity and guide in the region for horticulture and dairy sectors. Amhara one stop shopping document is prepared based on the idea of creating one stop investment shop in the regional investment bureau. It is intended to improve investment service of Amhara Investment Commission. This one stop shop will give all the procedural and statuary activities completed via a single door for one investor to start an agribusiness in the region.

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Context sensitive investment initiative

The Context Sensitive Investment (CSI) project was set-up in Ethiopia to facilitate good company-community relationships. Practical support was provided that advocated Inclusive Business development where... (more)

The Context Sensitive Investment (CSI) project was set-up in Ethiopia to facilitate good company-community relationships. Practical support was provided that advocated Inclusive Business development where companies’ CSR and business activities become strategically aligned with communities’ needs, thereby creating mutual beneficial relationships. Moreover, it supports Business & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy development that is tailored to communities’ needs.

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ENTAG Platform Newsletters

ENTAG published a series of platform newsletters from January 2017. Please follow the download link to get them.

ENTAG published a series of platform newsletters from January 2017. Please follow the download link to get them.

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Ethiopian Pulse Council-Proposal

In order to capitalize on the opportunities, address the challenges and harmonize efforts of different stakeholders, the Ethiopian Pulse Sector Strategy document underlines the... (more)

In order to capitalize on the opportunities, address the challenges and harmonize efforts of different stakeholders, the Ethiopian Pulse Sector Strategy document underlines the need to establish a national sector governance unit with representatives of the public, private, development and research sectors. This issue has been discussed at different legume business platforms organized by different partners. Establishment of private-public organization for the sector is believed to bring (1) harmony and synergy of investments within the pulse sector (2) leverage room to pro-actively address pressing issues such as aflatoxins, disease outbreak (3) develop the capacity of the sector and bring balanced public-private contribution.  A first-round meeting of a team from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Research Institute, EPOSPEA, Private Sector led by the Ministry and supported by ENTAG indicated that such a governing entity could be a council with independent legal status.

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