Ethiopian Airlines Group launches sustainability initiative to support local farmers
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, has launched an innovative capacity development initiative aimed at creating local value in agricultural products. The forward-looking development initiative is tailored to support cooperative unions comprising millions of farmers with innovations and technology, thereby ensure their international market penetration.
Stakeholders drawn from government agencies and farmers’ cooperative unions have expressed their gratitude on the launch of the capacity development program and vowed to work together.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group Chief Executive on his part remarked, “We are delighted to have launched the initiative which is geared towards enhancing the livelihood of Ethiopian farmers as well as supporting them in competing in the global market place. We will keep sharing our experience and underpin the implementation of the import substitution strategy of our country with consistent and progressive local value creation (LVC) endeavors.” Ethiopian sources organic produces directly from the farm and significantly contributes to the import substitution move of the economy.