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Assistance to the business association of vegetable export producers of Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer and Exporters Association (EHPEA) was established in September 2002 to represent the interests of its members and promote the expansion of the emerging horticulture export sector in Ethiopia. After gathering dozens of publications and rearranging the most important information, and backed by the Internet, the EHPEA Resource Centre is now ready to provide customized information assistance to its members, partners, academia, entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers, and all others interested.

As its national mission is to contribute to the development of Ethiopia’s horticulture sub-sector, EHPEA initiates and operates a number of national issues addressing projects in collaboration with relevant national and international partners. Respectively, EHPEA assumes the role of facilitating access to timely information and building the capacity of its members and partners to global standards driven by its export market linkages. For this purpose, EHPEA has been operating a mini-library and website to disseminate information since its establishment in 2002. It has also provides training and coaching to members and other users to ensure their competitiveness in international markets.

Accordingly, EHPEA has increasingly become the national centre of reference for horticulture engagements serving visitors from all segments of the economy, including private business, government offices, academia, researchers, local/international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and multilateral institutions and individuals.

EHPEA formed this resource centre with financial support from Spanish development cooperation to address increasing demands for information and training. The resource centre is now a tool for further strengthening the association’s information collection, dissemination, training, promotion and linkages among all actors at local and international level.

For more information: http://www.ehpearc.org