Ethiopian government flags off construction of US$167m irrigation projects

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has began the construction of three irrigation dams in Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia at a total cost of 4.9 billion Br (US$167m). Located in Chelchel […]

ADM, Concern Worldwide partner to alleviate malnutrition in Kenya and Ethiopia

EASTERN AFRICA – The American global food processing and commodities trading corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with Concern Worldwide to create and implement the Lifesaving Education and Assistance to Farmers (LEAF) Project […]

Ethiopia’s Lowland Wheat Initiative kicks off to promote self-sufficiency

ETHIOPIA – Lowland wheat initiative in Ethiopia has kicked off and set to cover more than 132,000 hectares of land across three lowland basins i.e Awash, Wabeshebelle and Omo regions to ensure food self-sufficiency and […]

Ethiopian firm invests US$20m in two water bottling plants

ETHIOPIA – A local Ethiopian investment firm, Gold Group has built two water bottling plants in separate parts of Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia worth 600 million Br (US$20m) investment. Gold Group has set up […]

OCP Africa, Ethiopian Polytechnic launch an Impulse start up acceleration program

ETHIOPIA – OCP Africa a subsidiary of OCP Group and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), to start impulse start-up acceleration program to build linkages between corporations and start-ups using Agritech solutions in Ethiopia. The program […]

Ethiopia tenders 400,000tn wheat import bid to meet local demand

ETHIOPIA – The Ethiopian government is set to import another batch of wheat amounting to 400,000 tons in bid to meet market demand amid transportation crisis. Ethiopia is among top Africa’s wheat producing countries with […]

EU injects US$16.5m into Ethiopia’s coffee sector to boost production

ETHIOPIA – The European Union (EU) has issued funding worth €15 million (US$16.5m) to the Ethiopian government to support the country’s coffee sector under the EU-Coffee Action for Ethiopia. Coffee is one of the most […]

Ethiopia’s Awash Wine invests US$2m in expansion, debuts ‘Dankira’ wine

ETHIOPIA – Awash Wine S.C., an Ethiopian winery and pioneer in the industry, has launched a new wine cocktail in the market, Dankira, after investing US$2 million in expanding its production capacity. The company’s investment […]

Ethiopian firm inaugurates US$1.37m coffee processing plant

ETHIOPIA – Melange Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee roaster company has inaugurated a new coffee roasting and packaging plant after investing US$1.37 million (40 million Br). The facility has a daily capacity of roasting 7,500 […]