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Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:42

Vision & Mission

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Vision

To widely introduce the Investment of Ethiopia across the world and attract Foreign potential Investors and the Diaspora to invest and also bring modern technology into the country

To witness Ethiopia turn into one of the star attractions for investment on the African continent and among emerging markets.

Mission

The main task of our company is to promote, facilitate, co-ordinate and monitor all investment activities and assist both domestic and foreign investors. Our missions are also:

  • To take the leading position and concentrate on revitalizing and changing the investment climate of Ethiopia through making substantial efforts and by attracting foreign potential investors to come to the country and engage in various areas of opportunities;
  • To provide quick responses to enquiry received and to fully satisfy the needs and demands of prospective potential investors;
  • To acquaint investors with the current area of opportunities that are available in different regional states of Ethiopia and assist investors in realizing/implementing their projects;
  • To render investment consultancy services by the company’s professional, experienced, experts, elite management personnel;
  • To improve Ethiopia’s competitiveness as an investment destination on the African continent;
  • To provide a well-organized service, cost effective and time saving investment process for investors like you; and
  • To grant a conducive economic, social and political environment in which you can invest, grow and be successful in.

Today, our company is exerting unreserved efforts to widely introduce the Investment proclamation of Ethiopia and the vast area of opportunities existing in the country to those interested potential investors residing in different countries of the world.

In today’s global market, the competition to promoting and revitalizing the investment climate across the world, to play vital roles and raise awareness in the sector need hard work, firm and strong stand on our part towards making the required transformation hit the intended target.

In a short period of time, we have established good business relationships with foreign esteemed companies and potential investors. We have so far received different enquires from India, Egypt, the Sudan, Kenya, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon USA … to mention a few. Most foreign potential investors are ambitious and have keen interest to engage in investment in Ethiopia, specifically in the fields such as Agriculture, Agro-Industry, Farming, Cattle rising, Dairy Farm, Horticulture, Flower plantation, forestry, Apiculture, Fishery, Poultry Farm and in many other areas.

In general terms, the principals of our company are focused on creating attractive investment environment aimed at economic development and transformation of the socio-economy conditions of Ethiopia.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:26

Coffee

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Coffee Production Systems in Ethiopia

There are four types of production systems in Ethiopia: forest coffee, semi-forest coffee, garden coffee and plantation coffee. 95% of the coffee production from these systems can be considered as organic, although not yet officially certified.

Forest Coffee

This is found in South and South-Western Ethiopia (Bale, West Wolega, Bench-Maji, Keficho-Shekicho, Metu and Jimma). These are the centers of origin C. Arabica. Forest coffee is self-sown and grows under the shade of natural forest trees. Forest coffee offers a wide diversity for selection and breeding so as to have plant stock selected for disease resistance, high yields and top quality in terms of aroma as well as flavor. Forest coffee accounts for about 10% of the total coffee production.

Semi-Forest Coffee

This production system is also found in the Southern and South-Western parts of the Country. Farmers thin and select forest trees so as to let in adequate sunlight to the coffee trees and still provide adequate shade. Farmers slash the weeds once a year to facilitate harvesting of the coffee beans. This system accounts for about 35% of the coffee production.

Garden Coffee

Garden coffee is found in the vicinity of farmers’ residences. It is found mainly in the Southern and Eastern part of the country (Sidamo, Gedeo, South and North Omo. Hararghe, Wolega and Gurage Zones, East and West.)  It is planted at low densities ranging rom 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare, mostly fertilized with organic material and inter-cropped. It accounts for about 50% of the total production. This production system is on the increase as it is currently being introduced in South West Ethiopia (Kaficho, Shekicho and Bench-Maji).

Plantation Coffee

Plantation coffee is grown on plantations owned by the state (currently put up for sale/privatization) and on some well managed smallholders coffee farms. In this production system, recommended agronomic practices like improved seedlings, spacing, proper mulching, manuring, weeding, shade regulation and pruning are practiced. Only state owned plantations are known to use chemical fertilizers and herbicides. Plantation coffee accounts for about 5% of the total production.

The Uniqueness of Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopian coffee is rightly known as highland coffee by consumers. The diversified types of C. Arabica in the country, growing in an ideal environment ahs allowed Ethiopia to be attractive to the world coffee market. It has a great deal to offer in the way of gourmet, specialty and organic coffees. Ethiopian coffee is rich in acidity and body. It possesses an aromatic and sweet flavor and is characterized by winey, spicy notes and the world famous mocha tastes so highly prized by connoisseurs. Because it has so much to offer, it can be enjoyed as a single varietal and it can also be blended with coffees from other origins to upgrade them.

Coffee Trade in Ethiopia

Coffee has been a commodity here since before 1500. However, frequent external invasions and internal conflicts have had a negative impact on the country’s coffee export history. Coffee export from Harar and Gerri goes back earlier than 1810. In 1838, an export of 100 quintals of Enarea-coffee (now Limu-Seka, Jimma) via Massawa was recorded.

In the 19th century, two coffee types “specialty coffees” were exported as first and second grade of Harari Mocha coffee to London, Marseilles, New York and Trieste.

For centuries, coffee and other goods were transported by caravans of mules, camels and donkeys to the outside world. Today Ethiopia produces some 250,000 tons of coffee of which more than 100,000 tons or 5% of the world trade is exported.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:59

Directory of Embassies and Consular Offices

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Algeria

+251 11 371 9666

+251 11 320 5757

EU (Delegation of the European Commission to Ethiopia)

+251 11 661 2511

Liberia

+251 11 551 3655

Saudi Arabia

+251 11 663 2276

+251 11 663 2308

Angola

+251 11 618 0771

+251 11 618 0764

Finland

+251 11 320 5920

Libya

+251 11 551 1077

+251 11 551 1078

Senegal

+251 11 661 1376

Australia

+251 11 552 3320

France

+251 11 140 0000

+251 11 140 0010

Madagascar

+251 11 661 2555

+251 11 661 2556

Serbia and Montenegro

+251 11 551 7804

Austria

+251 11 371 2144

+251 11 371 0052

Gabon

+251 11 661 1075

+251 11 661 1090

Malawi

+251 11 371 1280

Sierra Leone

+251 11 371 0033

Belgium

+251 11 661 1643

+251 11 661 1813

Germany

+251 11 123 5139

+251 11 123 5162

Mali

+251 11 416 8990

+251 11 416 8991

+251 11 416 8992

Slovakia Republic

+251 11 655 5723

Botswana

+251 11 371 5422

+251 11 371 5423

Ghana

+251 11 371 1402

+251 11 653 4434

Mauritania

+251 11 372 9165

Somalia

+251 11 618 0673

+251 11 618 0674

Brazil

+251 11 662 0401

+251 11 662 0403

Gambia

+251 11 662 4647

Mauritius

+251 11 661 5997

+251 11 662 8786

South Africa

+251 11 371 3034

+251 11 371 3035

+251 11 371 1330

Bulgaria

+251 11 661 0032

Greece

+251 11 465 4911

+251 11 465 4912

Mexico

+251 11 647 9333

Spain

+251 11 122 2544

Burkina Faso

+251 11 661 5863

+251 11 661 5864

Guinea

+251 11 465 1308

Morocco

+251 11 553 1700

+251 11 550 8440

Sudan

+251 11 551 6477

Burundi

+251 11 465 4615

India

+251 11 123 5538

+251 11 123 5539

+251 11 123 5540

Mozambique

+251 11 661 0204

+251 11 662 1540

Swaziland

+251 11 371 1107

+251 11 371 0577

Cameroon

+251 11 550 4487

+251 11 550 4488

+251 11 550 4489

Indonesia

+251 11 371 2104

+251 11 371 2185

Namibia

+251 11 661 1966

+251 11 661 2055

Sweden

+251 11 518 0000

+251 11 518 0024

Canada

+251 11 371 3022

Iran

+251 11 371 0026

+251 11 371 0037

Netherlands

+251 11 371 1100

+251 11 371 0040

+251 11 371 2802

Switzerland

+251 11 371 1107

+251 11 371 0577

Cape Verde

+251 11 663 5466

Ireland

+251 11 466 5050

Niger

+251 11 465 1305

+251 11 465 1175

Tanzania

+251 11 663 4353

+251 11 162 7840

Chad

+251 11 372 0315

Israel

+251 11 646 4099

+251 11 646 3407

Nigeria

+251 11 155 0644

Togo

+251 11 320 6515

+251 11 372 1912

China

+251 11 371 1960

+251 11 371 3353

+251 11 371 5767

Italy

+251 11 123 5684

+251 11 123 5685

Norway

+251 11 371 0799

Tunisia

+251 11 661 2063

+251 11 662 1840

Congo (DRC)

+251 11 371 0111

+251 11 371 3466

Jamaica

+251 11 465 4322

Palestine

+251 11 651 3064

+251 11 371 0719

Turkey

+251 11 661 2321

+251 11 661 3161

Congo (Republic of Congo)

+251 11 661 0012

+251 11 663 8623

Japan

+251 11 551 1088

Poland

+251 11 371 1100

Uganda

+251 11 551 3088

+251 11 551 3531

+251 11 551 3114

Cote d’Ivoire

+251 11 515 9866

+251 11 515 9936

Kenya

+251 11 661 0033

Portugal

+251 11 552 6892

+251 11 552 6899

Ukraine

+251 11 663 7434

+251 11 661 1698

Czech Republic

+251 11 551 6132

+251 11 551 6382

Korea (DPRK)

+251 11 663 7430

+251 11 663 4946

Romania

+251 11 661 0156

United Kingdom

+251 11 661 2354

Denmark

+251 11 371 1377

Korea (Republic of Korea)

+251 11 372 8111

+251 11 372 8112

+251 11 372 8113

+251 11 372 8114

Russia

+251 11 661 2060

+251 11 661 0357

United States of America

+251 11 517 4000

+251 11 124 2424

Djibouti

+251 11 661 3200

+251 11 661 3006

Kuwait

+251 11 661 5411

+251 11 661 4861

Rwanda

+251 11 661 0300

+251 11 661 1828

Vatican Embassy

+251 11 371 2100

Egypt

+251 11 122 6422

+251 11 122 6427

Lesotho

+251 11 661 4368

+251 11 661 2828

Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

+251 11 371 8666

 

Equatorial Guinea

+251 11 662 6278

+251 11 663 7424

 

 

 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:41

Additional Contacts

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Ethiopian Investment Commission

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 2313

Tel: +251-11-551 0033

Fax: +251-11-551 4396

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Website: eia.gov.et

Public Sector

Ministry of Industry

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 5641

Tel: +251-11-551 8025/29

Fax: +251-11-551 4288

Ministry of Trade

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 704

Tel: +251-11-551 8025

Fax: +251-11-551 5411

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 393

Tel: +251-11-551 7345

Fax: +251-11 551 4300/551 1244

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Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 1907

Tel: +251-11-515 6711

Fax: +251-11-551 2889

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Ministry of Agriculture

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 62347

Tel: +251-11-551 8040/551 7354

Fax: +251-11-551 1543

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Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

P.O. Box 1905

Tel: +251-11-155 2400

Fax: +251-11-156 0124

 

Ministry of Mines

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 486

Tel: +251-11-646 3166

Fax: +251-11-646 3364

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Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 2056

Tel: +251-11-551 7080

Fax: +251-11-551 8396

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Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 2559

Tel: +251-11-466 7666

Fax: +251-11-466 8244

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Ethio-telecom

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 1047

Tel: +251-11-551 0500

Fax: +251-11-551 5777

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National Bank of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 5550

Tel: +251-11-551 7430

Fax: +251-11-551 4588

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Ethiopian Electric Service

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box1233

Tel: +251-11-155 0811

Fax: +251-11-155 2345

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Ethiopian Privatization and Public Enterprise Supervising Agency

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 517

Tel: +251-11-552 1834

Fax: +251-11-551 3955

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Central Statistical Agency

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 1143

Tel: +251-11-155 3011

Fax: +251-11-155 0334

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Ministry of Environmental Protection and Forestry

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 12760

Tel: +251-11-646 5007

Fax: +251-11-646 4882

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Development Bank of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 1900

Website: www.dbe.com.et

Private Sector

Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations

Addis Ababa

P.O. Box 517

Tel: +251-11-551 8240

Fax: +251-11-551 7699

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Ethiopian Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA)

Tel: +251-11-663 6750/663 6751

Fax: +251-11-11-663 6753

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Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations

P.O. Box 2458

Tel: +251-11-552 8120

Fax: +251-11-551 1479

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Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA)

P.O. Box 12898

Tel: +251-11-515 6144

Fax: +251-11-550 8935

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Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:51

Contact Us

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Tel: +251 118 694943

Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:31

Additional Information

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Why do we choose Ethiopia for Investment?

Ethiopia is an ancient, independent and stable country in Africa. The people enjoy independent, free and democratic country. The government has a system of Federal Government, having regional States, strong and powerful system of administration. It is an African country where peace and stability cherishes. The atmosphere is most convenient for investment. Ethiopia is known for its untapped resources and fertile land suitable for agriculture.

On top of this, Ethiopia has moderate climate and sufficient rainfall throughout the year. In Ethiopia one can observe 13 months of sunshine. This is a great gift and blessing of God. Today, Ethiopia has attracted the attention of well-known and potential investors and international businessmen investing in all sectors of our economy. All the investors have come to Ethiopia because Ethiopia has a wonderful, conducive social, political and economic environment in which they can invest, grow and be successful. Ethiopia has a solid tradition of investments in agriculture and agro-processing.

Ethiopia is an ancient, independent, and stable country in Africa. It has untapped resources and fertile land suitable for agriculture. Its democratic and powerful system of government makes it helpful to enter into investment. Ethiopia has moderate climate and sufficient rainfalls throughout the year. In Ethiopia, one can observe “13 months of sunshine”. This is a great gift of God. Moreover, it is situated in a cross-road zone to Africa, the middle-east and Europe, and beyond that.

To mention a few, Ethiopia is the seat of the African Union (AU), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), foreign embassies and different organizations. It is obvious that Ethiopia has abundant and affordable labor force, which is governed by Labor Law. Besides this, the minimum wage for labor is considerably cheap compared with other countries of the world.

  1. Regional Hub with Access to a Wide Market

Ethiopia has a population of 90 million people, and is the second largest market in Africa. It is also part of the Common Market for Easter and Southern Africa (COMESA). This comprises 19 member countries and over 400 million people.

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and is home to key international organizations mentioned above. It has also the best airliner in Africa having 17 domestic destinations and offers flights to over 80 international destinations, and is known that it carries two third’s of Africa’s air freight.

On top of this, Ethiopia products have duty free, quota-free access to the U.S. and EU markets under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).

 

  1. Competitive Incentive Packages

Ethiopia provides or allows a Customs duty payment exception on capital goods and construction materials, also on spare parts which value is not greater than 15% of the imported capital goods’ total value.

  1. Strong Guarantees and Protections

The Ethiopian Constitution and the Investment Law fully protect and guarantees private property of investors who launch different projects in the country.

Foreign investors have the rights to mate remittance out of Ethiopia in exchangeable foreign currency. It is known that Ethiopia is a member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank affiliate which issues guarantee against non-commercial risks in signatory countries, and of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  1. Income Tax Exemption

There is the opportunity for income tax exception from two to seven years on manufacturing or agro-processing and agricultural investments.

 

Carry forward as losses for half of the tax holiday period several export incentives, including the duty draw-back, voucher, bonded factory and manufacturing warehouse, and export credit guarantee schemes.

There are additional privilege that government guarantees such as remittance of profit, dividends, principals and the provision of land at competitive lease prices.

  1. Ethiopia is suitable place to live and work
  2. Visa and immigration requirements

All foreign visitors who intend to come to Ethiopia need to have visa.

  1. Health Requirements
  2. All foreign visitors who please to come to Ethiopia should have valid health certificate for yellow fever, vaccination against cholera…

 

Location

 Ethiopia is found in the north eastern part of Africa known as “Horn of Africa.” It enjoys a unique location at crossroads between Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Ethiopia is bordered by Djibouti and Somalia to the East, Eritrea to the North, the Sudan to the West and Kenya to the South.

Geographic Coordinates

Ethiopia extends from 3 degrees – 15 degrees north of the Equator, and 33 degrees – 48 degrees east of the Greenwich Meridian.

Demography

Total Population                      90million

Female Population                  49.5%

Male Population                      50.5%

Rural Population                     83.92

Urban Population                    16.12

Population Growth Rate         2.6% per annum

Total Fertility Rate                  5.42% per annum

Population Density                 68.9 person/sq.km

Crude Mortality Rate              510/1000

Infant Mortality Rate              77/1000

 

Life Expectancy

Male                53.42 years

Female             55.42 years

 

Broad Age Structure

0-14 years                    45%

15-64 years                  51.9%

65 and above               3.1%

Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:19

Sugar Cane

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Production and Processing of Sugar Cane

It is to be recalled that sugar plantation in Ethiopia started in 1954/55. When Wonji Sugar Factory was commissioned, it produced 15,843 tons of white sugar.

In the first campaign, exactly when sugarcane development began in 1951, the company was owned by Dutch Company: HVA (Handlers-Vereenging Amesterdam).

It is known that the development of sugar cane plantation was began on 5,000 hectares in the upper reaches of the Awash basin, 100 km Southeast of Addis Ababa.

Presently, there are three large-scale sugar establishments in Ethiopia: two of them in the Awash Basin (Wonji, Shewa and Metehara) and one (Finchea) in the Blue Nile Basin.

It has been confirmed that the present level of national production from the three sugar estates is approximately 261,041 tons and 87,257 tons of molasses per annum respectively.

The above mentioned three sugar factories have a production of 280,000 tons of sugar annually. The total is developed by three factories in 23,769 hectares. It is hoped that the area for the plantation will further expand in the near future.

Land and Water Resources

Ethiopia is endowed with abundant areas of suitable law lands; rivers and conducive or suitable climate for sugarcane growth.

Potential Irrigation Sites for Sugar Cane Development

BASIN

  1. Awash
  2. Blue Nile
  3. Tekeze
  4. Omo Gube
  5. Baro
  6. Nile
  7. Omo

Potential Rain-Fed Sites for Sugar Cane Development (in ha)

Sites                                        Cross Area                  Suitable Areas                                    

  1. Yayu (Ilubabor)                      12,400                         5,000
  2. Duko (Gojeb Valley)              12,000                         1,400
  3. Tepi (Jimma)                           8,500                           1,650
  4. Serbo (Ilubabor)                      12,000                         1,900
  5. Bune (Ilubabor)                       N.A                             N.A

Labour

Ethiopia has abundant hard-working, inexpensive and easily trainable labour force. The average wage for unskilled labour is considerable low.

Market

It is evident that sugar in Ethiopia serves for direct household consumption and as an intermediate input for other industries like pastries, bottling companies and breweries.

Sugar Demand and Expected Production

Production

Measurement

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Annual Demand

Ton

500,000

575,000

661,250

760,438

874,503

1,005,679

Annual Expected Production

Ton

290,934

371,092

932,542

912,562

1,326,100

2,252,013

Source: Sugar Corporation 2011-2015 Strategic Plan (2012)

Currently, there is a constant deficit in domestic sugar supply. Hope that there will be a surplus supply in the near future.

Favorable Conditions for Investment in the Sugar Industry

  • There is no fierce competition in the Ethiopian sugar industry that prohibits potential investors from investing in the sector.
  • The industry requires a huge capital investment and the payback period is longer (12 years).
  • Customers have no strong substitute for sugar. Sugar substitutes (e.g. honey) are in short supply in the country.
  • The investors have the right to totally invest in and on sugar factories or they can also enter the sector with local co-financers. Government will also take part in the development of the sector in case local private co-financers fail to humiliate.

An investor who is interested to enter into sugar cane plantation and processing can have the right of customs duty exemption and investment incentives. Investors also enjoy remittance of funds and have investment Guarantee and Protection.

Cost of land of utilities is considerably low. Don’t hesitate to join and invest in the sugar cane plantation and processing.

 

Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:16

Palm Oil Production

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Palm Oil Production

It is known that oil palm has an ancient root. Palm oil grows wild in West Africa and Equatorial Africa. It has been used as a food and energy source for millennia. Actually, palm oil, well-balanced healthy edible oil is now an important energy source for mankind. Moreover, today it is widely acknowledged as a versatile and nutritious vegetable oil, trans-fat free with a rich content of vitamins and antioxidants. It is commercially grown in large plantations in Malaysia, Indonesia and other tropical countries. The product is used to make specifically fats for various food products, also it is an important raw material for the oleo chemical industry.

Oil Crop and Production

Oil Crop

Production (millions)

Total Area

Soya bean

 

Sun Flower

 

Rape Seed

 

Oil Palm

 

35.19

 

11.09

 

18.34

 

36.90

92.63

 

22.95

 

27.29

 

9.86

Total

102.78

 

 

In Ethiopia, the oil palm investment would be carried out in the Gambella Regional State on 58,000 hectare of land and the region is ready to grant the plot for the project.

Potential Areas

It is understood that palm oil production is at the front stage in the country (Ethiopia). Palm oil grows at the altitude below 500 meters. The climate condition is mostly between 24 degrees Celsius and 28 degree Celsius.

Market

It is widely known that Ethiopia has a large population and is potentially one of the larges domestic markets in Africa. Customs duty exemption is 100 percent free from the payment of import customs duty and other taxes levied on imports. There is also Investment Guarantee and Protection (MIGA*) for investors. Utilities, such as electricity, telephone, water are available. Potential investors are cordially invited to come to Ethiopia and invest their money and new technology in the lucrative palm oil production project.

*MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:10

Cotton Production

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It is clearly known that cotton production has long been underway in Ethiopia. Large scale of commercial cotton plantations were developed in the Awash Valley and the Humera areas. The Tendaho Cotton Plantation in the lower Awash Valley was one of Ethiopia’s largest cotton plantations. Also, rain-fed cotton grows in Humera, Bilate, and Arba Minch. Basically, cotton is one of the oldest cultivated fiber rops in Ethiopia.

The following activities have been carried out.

  • Agronomy, crop production, soil and water management and socio-economic aspects.
  • Research in cotton is still conventional.
  • Currently the research program has developed research projects.
  • The general objective of the cotton research project is to generate improved technologies that contribute to the increased production and productivity of cotton and bring the to self-sufficiency, promote export, contribute to economic development and poverty reduction, conservation of integrity of natural resources and the environment.

Cotton Processing Industries

Ethiopia has more than 15 textile and garment industries which are primarily based on cotton raw materials entirely produced by commercial and small-scale farms.

Production Constraints

  • Traditional farming practice in most of the smallholder farmers
  • Lack of good quality seeds
  • Inadequate fertility management
  • Poor post harvesting technologies
  • Lack of integration among actors in the sub-sector
  • Financial problems in smallholder process
  • Lack of coordinating and regulating body of the subsector in the country

This cotton production is a lucrative project in Ethiopia. There are a lot of efforts to develop this project. All foreign potential investors are welcome to invest in cotton production and processing industry in Ethiopia. We ring the bell to awaken investors.

 

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