Though the origins of chickpeas are debated, Ethiopians like to say that the pulse originated in the Ethiopian highlands. Chickpeas are one of Ethiopia’s most important legume crops, accounting for 17% of total pulse production in the country which amounts to more than 470,000 metric tons, annually. Ethiopia is the fifth largest chickpea producer in the world and one of its largest exporters. Every year, 120 thousand metric tons of marketable surplus chickpeas are produced. Of this, more than 40% makes its way to the international market. The majority of these chickpeas are grown by smallholder farmers who still rely on rain-fed and non-mechanized farming practices
Honey is actually the only food recognized as having an eternal shelf life. Honey has always had a special place in Ethiopian culture for thousands of years. It has been used in a variety of ways, from a form of food to the making of wine and as a medicinal aid. Ethiopia is Africa’s largest producer of honey and the 10th largest producer in the world
Exhibition of Women Entrepreneurs Industry Exhibition and Bazaar, which was held on June 12-19, 2021 at the premises of the Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Authority in Mexico, organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and its affiliated institutions. We would like to ask for your cooperation in making the information available to the public, as it will be concluded with a colorful ceremony in the presence of officials
Addis Ababa, April 9, 2021 (MOTI) A visit was made to Eastern Industrial Park Sensing Pharmaceutical Factory, Unilever Hygiene and Beauty Factory, Dian Ceramic Factory and Dongfang Textile, Prime Meat and Dairy Food Enterprise, Canano Textile Factory Factories. They also discussed ways to increase production capacity. The delegation, led by Minister of Trade and Industry Melaku Alebel, was joined by Ambassador Girma Birru, State Minister for Trade and Industry Teka Gebre Jesus, various stakeholders and institute leaders.
Addis Ababa, June 16 (MOTI) - The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) said it is working to achieve the Climate Resilient Green Strategy being implemented nationwide. According to G / Michael G. Kidan, Director of Industry, Environment and Climate Change at the Ministry, the ministry has developed a Green Industry Strategy that focuses on the manufacturing sector based on the national strategy. He said the construction of industrial parks is one of the achievements of the Energy Efficiency Project and the Energy Management Program. He said the industry has a significant impact on the development of a country, adding that efforts are being made to address the problem, especially with the elimination of industrial waste. He pointed out that organizing and bringing it to the desired level is a big challenge. On the other hand, G / Michael said the existing industries are being established under the new law and policy framework, which will make them better in terms of climate change.
Addis Ababa, June 16 (MOTI) - The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) is conducting training on climate change resilient green economy strategy in Adama town. Director of the Industrial Environment and Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry, G. Michael G. Kidan, said the industry sector, which contributes significantly to economic development and job creation, should work hard not to pollute the environment and climate. Therefore, it is important to provide capacity building training to be involved in all activities, he said. What is climate change? What precautions should we take? How can we reduce climate change? The training is being provided on the following topics.