Promotion of the Horticultural Sector in Ethiopia

The Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) gGmbH cooperates with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) within the framework of a chamber and association partnership (KVP). The partnership project is intended to contribute to farm enterprises, their suppliers and workers in the horticulture sector in Ethiopia, and their surrounding communities benefiting more substantially from improved international trade relations. The project builds on the activities of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), which has been cooperating with EHPEA since 2015 in expanding the trade relations of its members with the European market and has identified a need for a more comprehensive consulting approach. The second three-year project phase is more strongly oriented towards the sustainability of the association and its performance capacity. The topic of digitisation will also be a focus of attention, both in terms of internal processes and services.


Field of Activity
Business Membership Organisations
Sub-Saharan Africa
01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023
Project ID888
Project TitlePartnership Project between the Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) gGmbH and the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA)
Project Budget870.000,00 EUR
ClientBMZ - Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
Consortial Partner Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) gGmbH Intern. Bereich Hof
Local PartnerEthiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA)
Previous Project742

Project Target

The chamber and association partnership aims to sustainably establish the EHPEA as an efficient association in the Ethiopian horticultural sector. The focus is on the implementation of a business-oriented approach, the new semi-autonomous training centre, a balanced service portfolio, professional knowledge management, as well as influential representation of interests.


 Nawal Schmitz
Nawal Schmitz

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