Ethiopia constructs 17 integrated agrofood industrial parks worth US$ 1.5 billion
Ethiopia more and more makes it into the headlines one of the mega projects being the construction of 17 integrated agrofood industry parks worth US$ 1.5 billion. The construction of four of these have already kicked-off in Western Tigray, South-West Amhara, Central Oromia and Eastern SNNP.
The pilot projects are due to be carried out as part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) Programs for Country Partnership, a model partnership for achieving Inclusive Sustainable Industrial Development.
Ethiopia is East Africa’s 2nd largest importer of agricultural machinery and equipment
According to figures from the World Bank, the Ethiopian Agriculture accounts for about 48% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 85% of exports, making it the cornerstone of the economy and the largest potential source of growth and prosperity.
The main producing products are coffee (the largest producer of Africa), maize (second largest producer of Africa), dwarf millet (Teff, the largest producer in the world), wheat, sorghum and other cereals, legumes (such as beans), oilseeds, potatoes, sugar cane and vegetables.
The Ethiopian agriculture has increased in the years 2011 to 2014 by 4.9% until 9.0% annually.
Range of exhibits
- Agricultural machines, farming tractors, harvesting equipment
- Milling and mixing installations/equipment
- Dryers, silos and storage systems
- Livestock and poultry breeding
- Stable equipment
- Poultry equipment
- Feeding equipment
- Milk processing equipment
- Seeds, seedlings
- Greenhouse and greenhouse plastics and equipment
- Pesticides and fertilizers
- Equipment for fish farming
- Irrigation systems
- Veterinary syringes
- Analytical equipment