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April 12, 2015

 

Under the Theme ‘Origin and Diversity’, SCAA Annual Conference Provided Ethiopian Co-ops a Chance to Court New Specialty Coffee Buyers

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Over 11,000 visitors to last week’s Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) annual event could barely sleep after all the Ethiopian coffee consumed. The Ethiopian delegation—ranging from public officials to coffee farmer cooperative union leaders—ran out of coffee samples before the four-day event ended. However, thanks to the country’s deep ties to Seattle’s specialty coffee scene, the Ethiopian coffee family kept the jebena (Ethiopian coffee pot) full and the coffee brewing.

Ethiopia took center stage as the Portrait Country at this year’s SCAA event under the theme Ethiopia: Origin and Diversity. There to promote the East African nation’s coffee and the latest progress made in the coffee sector, Ethiopian State Minister of Trade Yakob Yella addressed coffee traders and aficionados in the opening ceremonies and invited everybody to come to Addis Ababa in March 2016 for the World Coffee Conference.

April 2, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through ENGINE, its flagship multi-sector nutrition activity, launched the Academic Center of Excellence for Nutrition today at Hawassa University. The Center will contribute to the reduction of under-nutrition among women and children by creating an excellent academic environment that links training, high quality and innovative community-based nutrition services, and nutrition research. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Public Health Institution and other stakeholders, the Center will promote and advance the revised National Nutrition Program and will contribute on impact at national, regional, district, and community levels.

April 2, 2015

For the second time, Ethiopia has been selected as the ‘Portrait Country’ for this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) Annual Event in Seattle, Washington from April 9 to 12. The annual event attracts more than 8,000 visitors and 2,700 exhibitors. Coffee industry professionals from over 75 countries will attend the event to further develop business relationships, learn about new products and trends in specialty coffee, and take part in skill-building workshops and lectures.

March 19, 2015

World Vision Ethiopia (WVE), in collaboration with USAID and Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia, conducted an Interfaith Roundtable for Action on Maternal/Child Health and Nutrition today in Addis Ababa. The purpose of the event was to set common objectives and action steps as to how to fully integrate the engagement of faith leaders into maternal, newborn and child health work across the country.

(L-R) USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller, PCI Country Representative Walleligne Alemaw, and Chief of Party Getu Woyes
March 18, 2015

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched two activities to enhance resilience to climate change shocks and stresses reaching over 200 communities and one million people in Bale and Hararghe zones of Oromia Region. International development community experts and colleagues joined with representatives from the governments of Ethiopia and the United States at the launch ceremony.

(L-R) ASTCO Deputy General Manager Ali Salem Awad, State Minister of Industry Dr. Mabratu Melese, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission P
March 17, 2015

Through a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe, the ASTCO Food Complex today launched its new flour product, bringing Ethiopia one of the first locally fortified wheat flours. Based in Addis Ababa and founded in 2004, ASTCO is committed to expand its production of fortified wheat flour.

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Last updated: April 27, 2015

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