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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


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