Linking Ethiopian Gums and Resins to international markets

  For the last ten months, ProFound’s experts together with a local Ethiopian team have been working on establishing sustainable Gums and Resins supply chains in Ethiopia and linking them to international markets. As the project is coming to an end we want to share with you some of our main achievements and learnings. Strengthening Drought Resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lowlands of Ethiopia (SDR-ASAL) Ethiopia's rural areas face enormous environmental and socio-economic challenges that put the livelihoods of small farmers and pastoralists at risk (Humboldt Universität Zu Berlin, 2017). These environmental pressures have become evident through the [Read more]

2021-06-10T09:35:51+00:00May 11th, 2021|

Ethiopian honey value chains become stronger

ProFound and its partners SNV, Enclude and EAB are developing solutions together with processors in Ethiopia to improve the quality of their honey. Some solutions only require strict application of Standard Operating Procedures within the processing facility. Other solutions require intense cooperation with beekeepers. See our story on organic honey from Ethiopia to learn more about our work with beekeepers in Ethiopia. During a training by ProFound's consultant Kasper Kerver, processors and supporting institutions such as the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and the Agricultural Transformation Agency learned how honey exporters can set and meet quality expectations of their (international) buyers. [Read more]

2019-04-16T12:20:33+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Story: Organic honey in Ethiopia

ORGANIC HONEY IN ETHIOPIA Raising the bar of Ethiopian honey Many consumers see honey as a natural and healthy alternative to sugar. It is available on the market as table honey and also as a food ingredient, for example in sweets such as liquorice or in bakery products. Beeswax, another produce of honey bees, is used in cosmetic products like lip balms. But because the bee population is decreasing globally, there aren’t sufficient honey supplies to meet European demand. European companies are looking for honey supplies elsewhere, a great opportunity for honey suppliers in developing countries, [Read more]

2020-07-23T10:32:23+00:00June 26th, 2017|

Ethiopian organic honey & beeswax enter European market

With support of ProFound, Ethiopian honey processors in the ASPIRE programme made great progress over the past three years. They set up organic certified supply chains, installed processing equipment, imported drums for packaging and tackled other export and quality problems in the challenging Ethiopian business environment. COMEL, Yerkisho and Zembaba Union managed to export their first containers of organic certified honey to Europe. These exports are good news for their beekeepers who benefit tremendously from the honey trade. From February 12 to 19, four Ethiopian honey processors and several government representatives visited Germany for a trade mission organised by ProFound. [Read more]

2018-02-22T10:31:26+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Stakeholders meeting results in 18 action points to develop the Ethiopian Honey sector

The main stakeholders in the Ethiopian honey sector committed to an action plan for the sector in a meeting organised by ProFound and SNV. The resulting 18 action points address issues ranging from problems with out-grower schemes to opportunities for quality improvement. This type of sector action planning is a huge improvement from the independent, fragmented actions of the stakeholders in previous years. It has the potential to transform the honey sector into one of the most profitable agribusiness sectors of the country. The stakeholders have taken responsibility for their tasks and agreed to commit their resources for timely delivery of [Read more]

2019-04-12T15:33:42+00:00October 25th, 2016|

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