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Oromia Farmers Association recognises the support of Ethiopian Airlines

Posted 16 March 2017 · Add Comment

Meki Batu Farmers Association, under Oromia Cooperative and Promotion Agency, has thanked Ethiopian Group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, for his support and commitment in creating business opportunities for farmers association in Oromia region.

Representing a total of 8,300 farmers in 150 unions; Board Chairman of the union, high officials from the Oromia cooperatives and management of the union has handed over the award; reiterating their appreciation for his continued support in strengthening their capability and facilitating better market opportunities.

GebreMariam, said: “We are glad with the progress and promising achievements in the business partnership Ethiopian has established with Oromia Farmers Association. We have been supporting the union with technical advice, market development, production quality, process improvement, as well as sourcing of equipment to enhance productivity. Moreover, this business set up has enabled us to serve our customers with fresh and organic food onboard our flight. Way forward, we shall synergize with the farmers’ association in fostering market integrationwhile ensuring delivery of quality, export oriented products.

Currently, Meki Batu Farmers Union supplies our Inflight Catering Center with fresh fruits and vegetables direct from their farm, while Lume Adama Farmers Co-operatives union is supplying wheat flour for Ethiopian Catering. Similar agreements and discussions with other co-operatives are also underway to enable us increase our local content and create more jobs in our homeland.”

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