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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.

USAID representative Gary Robbins presents awards to the new graduates.
February 28, 2015

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 107 women trained on women entrepreneurship and leadership in livestock businesses from the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions. Focusing on technical, business and leadership skills, the training will assist the graduates to become successful business operators as well as mentors to other women in their communities. USAID supported the five-month training under its Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development activity.

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman talks with a patient undergoing treatment for TB at the ALERT Center in Addis Ababa.
February 18, 2015

Representatives from the governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included basic culture laboratory equipment, installation of a negative pressure system and furniture under its TB CARE I activity.

January 25, 2015

Please join us in congratulating the Aged and Children’s Pastoralist Association (ACPA) for their achievement in being recognized as the ‘Best Development Partner in Pastoral Areas’ by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam. The award was made during the 15th EthiopianPastoralists’ Day in Semera.

(left to right) U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach, Ethiopian First Lady Roman Tesfaye, and USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller a
January 21, 2015

And we are especially honored to have Ethiopia’s First Lady join us this morning to officially open the conference. She has been a very important advocate for strengthening the role of women in the professional world, and her presence today also shows Ethiopia’s support for this important initiative that addresses the role of women in agribusiness.

U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach presents an award to Rahel Moges, the winner of an innovation business plan competition.
January 21, 2015

As part of the ongoing strategy to empower women in agribusiness and to address gender equity, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the graduation of 100 women leaders from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network (WALN). U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach and Ethiopia’s First Lady Roman Tesfaye opened the event that recognized the women entrepreneurs for their outstanding efforts to improve their agribusinesses.

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