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Within the framework of the Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), NABC organises the Dairy Processing mission to Ethiopia from the 26th of April until the 1st of May. The mission focuses on quality testing, milk processing, packaging, cooling and logistics, distribution et cetera. This mission includes bilateral tailor-made meetings and visits,matchmaking sessions and, of course, the celebration of King's Day at the Royal Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa (see programme). We cordially invite you to join this mission and explore your business opportunities in Ethiopia!

Important information about Trade Mission Voucher:

The Dutch Government has introduced a voucher system for participation in trade missions, a so-called 'Trade Mission Voucher'. This Trade Mission Voucher can be used by SME's to cover (part of their) participation fee for trade missions. The Trade Mission Voucher has a max. value of EUR 1500,- (ex. VAT).

Some of the conditions that apply to the mission voucher include:
- Company must be a SME (as defined by the Dutch Government)
- The destination country must be a relatively new market for the company 
- The trade mission or trade fair must be mentioned on


For more info, please contact Lars Kramer ( or Maryn Kleingeld (


Dairy Processing Trade Mission to Ethiopia

26-30 April 2015

Draft Programme



Saturday 25th of April


Arrival of delegation

Addis Ababa



                                                                                Sunday 26th of April

Exposition and kick-off

Visit to AGRIFEX (agricultural exposition)

Addis Ababa

Kick-off meeting

Addis Ababa



Monday 27th of April

Dairy Platform Meeting and Business to Business

Dairy Platform Meeting where key stakeholders from the Ethiopian dairy sector get together to present and discuss current challenges and opportunities in the Ethiopian dairy sector. Opened by H.E. State Minister Dr. Mebratu Meles

Addis Ababa

Matchmaking – where we will match the right contacts and stakeholders to your activities

Addis Ababa

Kingsday celebration at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – where we will also meet the Dutch community living and working in Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa



Tuesday 28th of April

Visit the largest processors

Visit Elemtu Integrated Milk Industry


Visit other dairy processors such as Loni Dairy, Life Agro and another large processor called Family Milk.

Sululta &

Addis Ababa



Wednesday 29th of April

From production to collection to processing

Visit dairy farms and parts of the dairy production chain including a feed factory

Debre Zeit

Visit milk collection points where quality is tested

Debre Zeit

Visit Holland Dairy processing

Debre Zeit



Thursday 30th of April

Retail, finance and government

Meeting with retailers and marketing departments of dairy sector

Addis Ababa

Meeting with financial sector (banks and funds)

Addis Ababa

Meeting with government officials

Addis Ababa

Reception and dinner at Agricultural Councillor

Addis Ababa




Friday 1st of May

Individual follow-up

Possibility for individual programs

Addis Ababa

Closing and evaluation

Addis Ababa


Practical information

Dates: Sunday 26th of April - Friday 1st of May

Location: Addis Ababa and Debre Zeit

Registration period: until Wednesday 1st of April

Capacity: 15 participants

Costs: € 750,- per participant (excluding flight, hotel)


White Gold: Opportunities for Dairy Sector Development Collaboration in Ethiopia & East Africa African Dairy Conference & Exhibition KICC, Nairobi September 26, 2014 Nathaniel Makoni, ABSTCM Ltd Raphael Mwai, PPD Consultants Tsehay Redda, EDBD Services Akke van der Zijpp, Wageningen University Jan van der Lee, Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR


Trade mission details

Ethiopia: Dairy Processing Mission
From April 26, 2015
Till May 01, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia