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Ethiopian horticultural organisations

Ethiopia Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association
The Ethiopia Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA) was established in 2002 to facilitate the private sector horticultural exports. At the moment, there are more than 60 members. It is a legally registered organisation. EHPEA’s financial resources are made up of the contribution of members, and national and international donors. It represents the horticulture sector in the country as well as internationally and it also organises trade fairs. EHPEA is implementing in close consultation with the Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders a Code of Practice for the floriculture. This code of practice provides an excellent basis for establishment of a sustainable fruit and vegetable sector.

Horticultural Development Agency
To boost the horticultural sector further The Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency has been established 6 June 2008, as an autonomous Federal Government Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture. Its objectives are:

  • to ensure the fast and sustainable growth of horticultural production and productivity;
  • to facilitate the export of diversified horticulture products which meet internal food safety standards; and
  • to coordinate the development of supporting services.

Source: LEI (2009) – Business opportunities in the Ethiopian fruit and vegetable sector.