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The Agri-Business Sector in Ethiopia 2019

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  • 86 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Ethiopia
  • Who Owns Whom
  • ID: 4968424
The Agri-Business Sector in Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors, which contributed 31.1% to the country’s GDP in 2018, are crucial sectors as they employ two thirds of its labour force. Smallholder farmers account for 95% of the sector’s production and commercial farms account for the balance. The agri-business sector depends on traditional farming methods and a rain-fed farming system, and the cost of production inputs and transportation is high. Ethiopia’s main staple crop is maize, while the main cash crops are coffee and sesame seed.;

Coffee Production: Ethiopia is the birthplace of Arabica coffee and is the biggest coffee drinking country in Africa. Coffee is Ethiopia’s largest export product and a high-value cash crop, and is considered of strategic national importance as it employs many of the country’s people. One of the challenges faced by the coffee sector is that many coffee farmers, especially in the eastern parts of Ethiopia, are replacing the cultivation of coffee with other crops. Coffee production is decreasing due to rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall, caused by climate change. The government is advising farmers to move their coffee plantations to higher altitudes where temperatures are lower and rainfall higher.;

Low Crop Yields: Despite favourable conditions for the production of a variety of crops, crop yields are low because there is limited use of improved seeds, fertilisers and pesticides, and irrigation is not widely used. ;

Report Coverage: This report on the Agri-Business Sector in Ethiopia examines the sector and its subsectors involved in the more than 140 different types of crops that are grown in the country. The report describes the size and state of the industry and the factors that influence it. There are profiles of 19 companies. These include the state-owned Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, the country’s only sugar producer and National Tobacco Enterprise, which has an out-grower scheme with more than 10,300 smallholder farmers. Other profiles include AQ Roses, which produces 15 rose varieties and Horizon Plantations, which owns the Bebeka coffee estate, one of the largest coffee plantations in the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Country Information
2.1. Geographic Position
3. Description of the Industry
3.1. Industry Value Chain
4. Size of the Industry
5. State of the Industry
5.1. Local
5.1.1. Trade
5.1.2. Corporate Actions
5.1.3. Regulations
5.2. Continental
5.3. International
6. Influencing Factors
6.1. Government Support
6.2. Foreign Aid
6.3. Economic Environment
6.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.5. Environmental Concerns
6.6. Labour
7. Competition
7.1. Barriers to Entry
8. SWOT Analysis9. Outlook10. Industry Associations
11. References
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites
  • Summary of Notable Players
  • Company Profiles
  • Addis Modjo Edible Oil Complex S.C.
  • Ah-Wan plc
  • Ahadu plc
  • Alema Koudijs Feed plc
  • Aq Roses plc
  • East African Agri-Business plc
  • Elfora Agro-Industries plc
  • Ethio Agri-Ceft plc
  • Ethiopian Sugar Corporation
  • Hamaressa Edible Oil S.C.
  • Horizon Plantations plc
  • Kaliti Food S.C.
  • Kebire Enterprises plc
  • Melange Coffee Roasters plc
  • Metad Agricultural Development plc
  • National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) S.C.
  • Olira Agro Industry plc
  • Raya Horti Farm
  • Sher Ethiopia plc

Companies Mentioned

  • Addis Modjo Edible Oil Complex S.C.
  • Ah-Wan PLC
  • Ahadu PLC
  • Alema Koudijs Feed PLC
  • AQ Roses PLC
  • East African Agri-Business PLC
  • ELFORA Agro-Industries PLC
  • Ethio Agri-CEFT PLC
  • Ethiopian Sugar Corporation
  • Hamaressa Edible Oil S.C.
  • Horizon Plantations PLC
  • Kaliti Food S.C.
  • Kebire Enterprises PLC
  • Melange Coffee Roasters PLC
  • METAD Agricultural Development PLC
  • National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) S.C.
  • Olira Agro Industry PLC
  • Raya Horti Farm
  • Sher Ethiopia PLC