Economic Growth through Fruit Transformation in Ethiopia

The project aims to unleash the potential of Ethiopia’s papaya value chain by developing, testing and demonstrating a model for a new value chain for fruit processing. The project will create decent jobs and income generating opportunities for smallholder farmers, skilled and semi-skilled workers in processing, distribution and retail. This will be achieved by developing sustainable business models that include environmentally-friendly processing techniques. This project will help to reduce post-harvest losses and produce an innovative, high value-add, nutritious and affordable snack, thereby contributing to healthier, more diverse diets. Curricula for vocational training of skilled and semi-skilled workers will be developed and made available through training of trainers at public and private institutions.

Administrative Partner GAIN - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Key Commercial Partner Arla Food Ingredients
Other Partners Addis Ababa University, Africa Juice Tibilia SC, Confederation of Danish Industry, Raya Horti Farm, Selam Tsehay Roschli Industrial & Agricultural Engineering, Theday Agro Industry
Country Ethiopia
Sector Agriculture & agro-processing
Open / Closed Open
Duration January 2021 - December 2024
Approval Year 2019