New publication to boost agro-industry investment promotion activities in Ethiopia

New publication to boost agro-industry investment promotion activities in Ethiopia

VIENNA, 16 December 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published a new edition of the Agro-Industry Investment Opportunities Directory: Ethiopia. It features summaries of 126 investment opportunities in Ethiopia’s different agro-industrial sectors. It can be used in various investment promotion activities, including but not limited to the upcoming 3rd International Agro-Industry Investment Forum.

The publication is the result of collaboration between Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and UNIDO, and is financed by the Government of China. It aims to not only highlight the growing investment potential in Ethiopia, but also to build the Ministry’s capacities and that of other partners such as the Ethiopian Investment Centre  and the Agricultural Transformation Agency. A related e-learning module, recently launched on the occasion of the 18th Session of the UNIDO General Conference and featuring on the Knowledge Hub of the Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII), will ensure that a larger group of Ethiopian stakeholders will receive further capacity building support in the critical area of international business alliances.  

The Agro-Industry Investment Opportunities Directory: Ethiopia includes a detailed investment opportunity profile for each listed company. Interested investors are encouraged to establish contact with UNIDO which can provide the required links to trained officers of the Ethiopia Investment Commission and the Ministry of Trade and Industry who are ready to provide further investment facilitation services.

The publication is part of UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Ethiopia, and follows on from the International Agro-Industry Investment Forums in 2016 and 2018, prior to which UNIDO carried out investment opportunity profiling work in close cooperation with Ethiopia’s investment promotion institutions. UNIDO’s PCP for Ethiopia contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goals 8 (decent work and economic growth), 9 (inclusive and sustainable industrial development) and 17 (partnerships).

For more information, please contact:

Stefan Kratzsch:
Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII):

Download the report here