Ethio Chamber Embarks on Market Link Project

Jan 19 , 2024

A project that aims to create a market link for avocado, onion and soybean producers was unveiled last week. Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association aims to strengthen the capacity of Agri-Business associations in Amhara, Oromia and Sidama regional states through over half a million euros financed by GIZ. Launched at Inter Luxury Hotel, Tito St. the Agri-Business capacity-building project initiative is hoped to have a potential impact on agriculture focusing on value chains to stabilise the market. According to Melaku Azezew, president of the Association, the year-long project aims to provide training and market research to help the producers explore the international market avenue. He said they plan to conduct research and discussions and put forth proposals to the policymakers.


Ministry Ponders Tax Waivers for Rural Energy Solutions

Tax exemptions for off-grid energy technologies like solar pumps and mini-grids are under discussion, spearheaded by the Ministry of Water & Energy. Commonly used by rural households, officials disclose their simultaneous plan to develop 300 mini-grids in the next six years. According to Birhanu Weldu, the lead executive of rural energy technology development, the initiative tackles the country's low electrification rate and reliance on charcoal and firewood. Charcoal, fuel wood, and...


Rural Land Proclamation Comes to Light

A landmark legislation that grants title holders in rural areas the right to use the property as collateral was unanimously ratified by Parliament last week. It primarily focuses on extending access to finance for farmers and pastoralists, through a structured land title system. It also introduces criminal penalties for the illegal transfer of property. Replacing the 18-year-old proclamation for rural land management, the law sentences individuals engaging in land invasions and unauthoris...


Ethiopian Unveils $50m Domestic Terminal Renovation

With a rising demand for domestic travel, Ethiopian Airlines has renovated its terminal at Addis Abeba Bole International Airport with 50 million dollars to handle customers. The expanded terminal has doubled its previous size to 25,750Sqm and accommodates 200 daily flights to and from 22 domestic destinations. It includes four contact gates, 10 remote departure gates, 22 check-in counters with automated baggage screening systems, shops and restaurants. The terminal also features a dedica...