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Pioneering Production of Green Construction Materials

African Bamboo aims to catalyse the bamboo sector in Africa through vertical integration of bamboo value chains in Ethiopia and Kenya and through technology transfer to scale bamboo production across the continent. Through innovative processing technology and the development of offtake agreements, African Bamboo seeks to ensure that bamboo supply in Africa helps meet local and international demand for sustainable, net-zero building material.

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Agri-processing Food Support

Agri-processing Food Support

Established in 2014, Addis Dallas Industries PLC is a flour and biscuit manufacturing company located in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The company’s vision is to boost local wheat production and provide nutrient rich food products for a healthy nation that is free of nutritional deficiencies. The company has a manufacturing facility that produces about 56 million packets of biscuits per year in seven flavors primarily for domestic consumption. 10% of the production is exported to Somalia & Eritrea.

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Enabling Food Security and Nutrition Enhancement

Enabling Food Security and Nutrition Enhancement

Manufacturing Africa supported by;

  • Linkage with sources of finance. MA performed an investor mapping exercise and identified five potential financiers that it introduced to the company and the expansion project.
  • Further, MA has introduced the project to the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) for support on sourcing of wheat.
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Agri-processing Promasidor Deal Support

Agri-processing Promasidor Deal Support

Manufacturing Africa supported BBZ in three main areas by:

  • Coordinating discussions between BBZ and the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  • Identifying supply quality control and certification options based on BBZ’s production, particularly around aflatoxin content in wheat
  • Compiling data on market potential and access requirements in neighbouring countries
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Supporting Recycling Sector Transformation

Supporting Recycling Sector Transformation

MA conducted a supply study, assessing the composition of waste collected from residential and commercial sources at different locations across Addis Ababa as it currently arrives at the waste dumping site. The study was conducted in partnership with the paper company and with the company providing the required infrastructure and labor for sorting.

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Meet Our Ethiopia Team

Adrian Mertens

Country Lead Ethiopia

Mefthe Tilahun

Country Coordinator Ethiopia