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Vital Dutch Firms Go over on Ethiopia’s Agriculture Alternatives

Vital Dutch Firms Go over on Ethiopia’s Agriculture Alternatives

Addis Ababa January 29/2021 (ENA) Ethiopian Embassy in Netherlands held discussion with critical Ethiopian and Dutch stakeholders in a webinar to encourage the expenditure possibilities of Ethiopia on agriculture sector.

The webinar, performed under the title “Ethiopia: Concentration on Agricultural Investment”, was attended by about 50 people composed of Dutch providers and sectoral associations, Dutch small business promotion businesses and economic institutions, as perfectly as federal government officers from Ethiopia and the Netherlands.

In the situation, Ethiopian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Million Samuel said agriculture is a precedence sector for Ethiopia underneath its comprehensive reform.

Pointing out that the sector has presently attracted several Dutch companies to Ethiopia especially in horticulture and floriculture, the ambassador mentioned there is continue to opportunity for additional.

Condition Minister of Agriculture, Wondale Habtamu on his part appreciated the already current partnership with the Netherlands authorities and Dutch firms in the space of know-how transfer in unique the Traveling Swans, an agro-logistcs job which facilitates refrigerated export of Ethiopian fruits and veggies to Europe.

He further more invited Dutch businesses to make use of the accessible opportunities and the greatest policy atmosphere in Ethiopia.

Director Standard of Foreign Financial investment and Technological know-how Transfer at the ministry of International Affairs, Ambassador Ababi Demissie has also sent a keynote speech on behalf of State Minister, Tsion Teklu.

The ambassador said in the speech that the agriculture sector in Ethiopian has turn into conducive for financial investment more than at any time in advance of owing to the sequence of reforms underway in modernizing and developing a technologically adaptive agriculture in the state.

For the duration of the discussion, senior financial investment marketing officers at Ethiopian Financial commitment Commission briefed priority areas in agriculture together with sesame, dairy, animal feed and poultry, as perfectly as incentives and supports being offered to traders by the Fee.

Some 80 % of the 85 Dutch providers in Ethiopia are engaged in agriculture, according to Agricultural Counselor in the Embassy of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa, Meeuws Brouwer.

Horticulture, poultry, dairy and agro-business enterprise are emphasis places of agricultural cooperation amongst the two international locations and expressed readiness to jointly get the job done together to improve cooperation, the Counselor underscored.

Additionally, Jennie Van Der Mheen from Wageningen University and Study highlighted the several researches undertaken on Ethiopia’s agriculture sector that can be used by Dutch providers who desire to discover Ethiopia’s potentials in this area.

Through the webinar, a few Dutch firms who have companies in Ethiopia shared their ordeals, lessons and regions that could be improved, in accordance to Ministry of Overseas Affairs.

The companies have also reiterated the potentials in the sector and expressed their interest to continue engagement with Ethiopia.