By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – Boortmalt, the French international malt factory operating in five continents with 27 plants, says it has plans to double its current barley malt out growers from 20,000 to 40,000 and 50,000.
Built in Debre Birhan Industry Park in Amhara region of Ethiopia and owned by the French Boortmalt, a subsidiary of Axereal (a French farmer cooperative), a new malt factor begins test production this week.
Ethio Lease, Ethiopia’s first privately-held and foreign-owned equipment leasing company, presented 85 combine harvesters to beneficiaries, including 10 to Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation (EABC).
By Tandong Calistus Jong – Africa cumulatively loses more than 670 million US Dollars annually in lost exports trade alone due to aflatoxin contamination, because major agricultural commodities such as maize, groundnuts and spices produced in the continent contain aﬂatoxin levels that are unacceptable for the European and other global markets.
Mohammed International Development Research and Organization Companies (MIDROC) Investment Group of the Ethio-Saudi tycoon Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi inked a partnership agreement with the Saudi-based Alkhorayef Industries Company to boost Ethiopian agriculture sector with center pivot irrigation technology.
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States today partnered to enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients from local farmers for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.