EUCORD has been collaborating with HEINEKEN, the Dutch government and local partners in Ethiopia including the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) on the CREATE Ethiopia project. Through this Public Private Partnership, we work to bring market-led solutions to Ethiopia and to create a local supply chain of barley in the country.
“The CREATE Ethiopia project aims to improve the income of 20,000 Ethiopian smallholder barley farmers by improving quality & quantity of malt barley and better access to markets. To help farmers increase their yields, the project is giving the access to top quality malt barley seeds plus support through agronomic advice, training, and access to finance provision of improved inputs and market access to sell their product.”
Read more about the Growing with Ethiopia post and learn about our collaboration with the HEINEKEN and the local farmers (Source: Nov/Dec 2017 Issues of Ethiopian Airlines in-flight magazine “Selamta“).
More about the story in Ethiopia and other GROWING TOGETHER campaigns that EUCORD has been contributing to through this Public Private Partnership in Africa on the Heineken webpage for sustainability and local sourcing in Africa.
Picture Featuring: Wegene Abebe (farmer), 2016 best performer (Mankula Negele, Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region)