An Ethiopian Horticulture Directory designed to include a comprehensive overview of all actors and relevant information in the sector is to be published by Initiative for Transformational Management International and the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Jimma University.
The directory is prepared in a manner that allows it to display all the necessary data required to fill an obvious informational gap in the sector explained Getamesay Geremew, Project Manager for ITM, speaking at a press conference held at the Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel. It is expected that the directory will play a significant role in developing the sector he added.
The new directory will be offered in both a published and digital format the latter to be accessed at the website designed for it explained Getamesay. It is also expected that the directory will be distributed across the world via Ethiopian Embassies he noted.
The directory will present a detailed review of the horticulture potential of the country for potential investors as well as listing all relevant suppliers, chemical manufacturers, packaging factories, government agencies, cargo forwarding companies, finance institutions and consultants working with the sector said Getamesay.
The Ethiopian horticulture industry has shown notable improvement generating more than 265.71 million US dollars in the previous financial year and creating employment opportunities for a thousands of people according to sources.