Ethiopia: Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks
UNIDO supports the government of Ethiopia in the development of Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIP) in Ethiopia. IAIPs represent one of the main mechanisms to support of Ethiopia’s agricultural production transformation from being fragmented and supply-driven to becoming organized, safe, and demand-led and quality oriented.
In 2009, UNIDO and FAO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia, developed an agro-industry sector strategy in Ethiopia. Since then UNIDO has implemented projects supporting the detailed engineering design of four industrial parks and capacity building of the government agency tasked for the development and management of IAIPs. The objectives of IAIPs are to: (a) drive the structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy; (b) to reduce rural poverty; and (c) to create a better environment for increased investment in agro-food and allied sectors.
The projects are implemented within the broader framework of the Programme for County Partnership (PCP) Ethiopia, a partnership business model that mobilizes external partners and resources to increase the impact of UNIDO’s technical cooperation. The PCP is closely aligned with the Government of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan and the Industrial Development Strategy.
Further information about PCP Ethiopia is available here.