Mahder Akalu

Marketing and Communications Facilitator

Addis ababa, Ethiopia

About Me

I am passionate about Research, Gender equality and Communications. Trained in Folklore (Cultural Studies) and Linguistics. I am experienced in ethnography, research, organizing events, language and related areas.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 hours ago

Share your idea on World Food Day live from anywhere via Skype or FaceTime live broadcast on www.i4nature.world 

For more information ; WWW.I4NATURE.WORLD

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:31

What happened during the 5th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event around 50 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Ms. Victoria Endeshaw from OCP, a multi-dimensional company which has around 12 offices in different countries working in agribusiness competition for starters in order to support and strengthen agribusinesses. OCP promotes its agribusiness competition with around 200 company in Morocco. Please find more info about this competition here.

Mr. Cor Jan Zee is a senior consultant at Meset Consult Plc, a company involved in supporting the agricultural sector such as livestock production, crop production and dietary service for long and short time in way to work in the achievement of the sector.

Mr. Getaneh Sha

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Getaneh Shambel It was really a wonderful opportunity and great pleasure to present how www.kedamegebeya.com could contribute to support smallholder farmers and unions in Ethiopia. Thank you team Agriprofocus for the facilitation.

1 week 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 September 2018 at 11:47

Big opportunity for Agribusiness Startups!

OCP GROUP, in particular OCP Foundation, is organizing an African wide competition of agribusiness startups in October/ November this year in Morocco.

The plan is now to have about 200 startups shortlisted for the competition from all over Africa. The startup must be at least 3 years old.

20 startups will participate in the event.

Each winner will get:

Financial support

Business Specific support (internal and external expertise)

Use of OCP infrastructure

Contact person: Victoria Endeshaw, Business Development Manager via email victoria.endeshaw@ocpgroup.ma

Maris Davis bb

4 weeks 12 hours ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Mahder Akalu, thank you for sharing with us!

3 weeks 6 days ago

Iganachi Razaki Omia At least 3 years old does not sound like a start-up to me

3 weeks 5 days ago

Simon Wachieni Thanks for sharing this Mahder Akalu

3 weeks 3 days ago

Emmanuel Gasigwa Thanks for sharing this opportunity Mahder Akalu!

3 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 September 2018 at 08:56

HAPPY ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR!

Natasha Aulia Good

1 month 5 days ago

Gloria Kyomugisha Happy Ethiopian New Year!!

1 month 4 days ago

Mahder Akalu Thank you Gloria Kyomugisha! 

1 month 2 days ago

Moshy Janga Thank you gloria

2 weeks 4 days ago

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Posted 10 September 2018 at 08:36

Please check out AgriProFocus Ethiopia's latest newsletter

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2018 at 09:51

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (Sep 13, 2018)

Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Coordinating office of Meki (ECC-SDCOM)

Branch office JEOP Team Leader (Sep 17, 2018)

Woreda JEOP coordinator (Sep 17, 2018)

Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) in Ethiopia


Rural Development expert (agricultural economics) for REALISE (Sep 10, 2018)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 September 2018 at 11:44

“It is five to ten times harder to start an entrepreneurial venture in Africa”

A Brief Moment: with Bethlehem Lakew, Co-founder of BeNu Foods

She studied food science and applied nutrition in Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. And she is proceeding her MSc in Food Science and Nutrition. In this short interview you will read about her ongoing effort towards nutritious food. Have a brief moment with this successful entrepreneur – Bethlehem Lakew.

About Herself

My name is Bethlehem lakew, eminent scientist and co-founder of BeNu Foods, other than BeNu I am working as nutrition project manager at NEED Nutritional Product and Service PIC. And a host of the weekly “Tenachin Bemegbachin” radio show and SEWEGNA nutrition and lifestyle-based TV show at Fana Broadcasting Corporate. I started exploring nutrition when I was working as a Founding president of Food Science and Nutrition Student Association of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. And the journey continued by

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Business Drinks!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  20 September 2018, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are invited for the 5th of 2018 Business Drinks!

Dear Members and Partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday September 20 at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity to meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences. And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 30 August 2018 at 11:03

Search for National Evaluator in Ethiopia 

Madiba Consult, a German Consulting Company in the area of development aid is currently looking for a national evaluator in Ethiopia for a project with Caritas Austria/COMPASS for approximately 12 expert days. The project is about food safety, the evaluation period will be from mid of November till mid of March. 

Kindly find the attached Terms of Reference.

Please contact Isabell Breunig via isabell.breunig@maba.co, Head of Evaluation Unit at Madiba Consult, if you are interested in participating in the evaluation.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 August 2018 at 08:42

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from three different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Senior Project Officer I-Regional Business Development (September 5, 2018)

World Vision Ethiopia

Evergreen Agriculture officer (September 7, 2018)

BASF

Area production specialist (September 15, 2018)



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 20 August 2018 at 06:06

First Special Business Drinks in Hawassa

For this special Agro-Industry & Nutrition Business Drinks, 70 people participated and enjoyed interesting pitches and open-space networking. This event unique was special because it was the first time a Business Drinks was held out of Addis Ababa. Additionally, several of the participants were academicians and agro-industry experts participating in the International Nutrition and Agro-Industry Conference organized by Hawassa University's Center of Excelence for Human Nutrition.

The first pitch was made by Betelhem Lakew, from BeNu Manufacturing: a start-up company working on nutrition & healthy products. Their product is designed to be a high-protein, nutritious biscuit to address both under & over nutrition. According to Betelhem, their socially responsible business model of “buy one give one” is designed such that the company will give one biscuit for free to a child suffering from under nutrition for every biscuit you buy.

The second pitch mad

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 August 2018 at 10:01

INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION AND FOOD INDUSTRIES CONFERENCE

“Partnership for Food/Nutrition Training and Sustainable Development” hosted by Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition, Hawassa University.

16-18 August 2018

Haile Resort, Hawassa, Ethiopia

The objectives of this conference: -

- To create forum for networking opportunities

- To prioritize areas of partnership

- To share experiences and success stories

- To acknowledge organizations that support Hawassa University

- To get feedback about Hawassa University graduates and labor market

- To experience hosting international forums

Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition (ACEN) was launched in 2015 at School of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Hawassa University. Its major successes to date: -

- Produced manpower in the field of Human Nutrition, Food Science and Technology

- Hosted two National Nutrition Conferences

- Laid a foundation for Human Nutrition program in other sister universities in Ethiopia

- Made a success

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Mahder Akalu @Sarah Assefa, Do you have something to share with us?

1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 August 2018 at 11:32

The REACT SSA Ethiopia competition is now open to private sector enterprises

The SME-Award aims at identifying a number of companies out of specified sectors (garment and textile, agro-processing, leather and shoes, renewable energies) that have the potential to become partnership-ready by receiving an advisory service from a professional consultancy. Tackled shall be jointly identified challenges that hinder them to acquire partners. Additionally the initiative works together with a certain number of investors and donor-programmes in order to assist the selected companies to be matched to potential partners. 

For the detail please find the attached PDF file.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 August 2018 at 12:49

Did you see our latest newsletter?

We are so happy to share our latest Newsletter with you. If you didn’t get it yet: sign up HERE to make sure you never miss the next newsletter and new updates! 

CHECK OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 August 2018 at 02:09

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO COOPERATION). The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Business Development Field Officers (August 10, 2018)

Livelihood Program Officer (August 10, 2018)

Agricultural Finance Field Officers (August 10, 2018)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 31 July 2018 at 11:34

What happened during the 4th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event 60 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Mr. Misteru Tesfaye (EIAR) pointed out that in Ethiopia most of the oil products that imported from foreign countries are low in quality and has excess amount of fat content, which is not advisable for human healthy that can cause different health related problems such as cancer, cholesterol and heart disease which eventually results to death.

Mr. Mesteru is looking forward to work with anyone who is interested in his idea for creating healthy product for the community at all.

Mr. Jiregna Tadese :- An Environmentalist and Human Right Activist from Top River Project at Ginfile, who works in the rehabilitation an

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Polivios Valendis Would appreciate if you could include contact information of the presenters in your future summaries of Business Drinks events.  Thank you. Polivios

2 months 1 week ago

Mahder Akalu Dear Polivios Valendis, thank you for your suggestion: we always do post their contact addresses, when it is needed. 

2 months 1 week ago

Polivios Valendis When is it needed? Those who do their presentations, do it to in order to come into contact with any interested party.

2 months 1 week ago

Mahder Akalu Thank you for your concern. Yes, we put their contacts when it is needed and when the presenters allow as to do so.  

2 months 1 week ago

Eskender Mulugeta hello Mahder, i was happy to participate in  i think you forgot me to mentioned  i am ready to shear my African Agriculture experiences

2 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 27 July 2018 at 11:25

Job Opportunities for Business Advisers

Agriterra is looking for people who are entrepreneurial, focused on performance, clients and results, and able to work in a team.

Category: Business and Administration, Economics, Management

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the organization scale

Deadline: Aug 19, 2018

Read more: https://www.ethiojobs.net/display-job/174773/Business-Advisor.html

Eskender Mulugeta Thanks Meskerem Nisette  Ritmeester for encourage me

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 July 2018 at 10:30

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO COOPERATION). The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. Click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

Agricultural Finance Field Officers (July 31, 2018)

Livelihood Program Officer (July 31, 2018)


Business Development Field Officers (July 31, 2018)


Value Chain Development Field Officer (July 31, 2018)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 07:26

Dear members,

Please find the attached Wageningen University – 100 Years Event - 
“Access to Healthy Food in Metropolitan Cities in Africa” report.  


A short summary of this Event can be found in this blog post published in Ethiopia Capital Magazine. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 July 2018 at 12:28

We all want a better future

A Brief Moment: with Selam Wendimu

 Could you please introduce yourself and Grohydro to the APF network members in Ethiopia?

My name is Selam Wendimu and I am CEO of Grohydro. Global population is projected to increase 65 percent by 2050, and two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Almost all of the increased urbanization, 90 percent, will be in Asia and Africa. With population and income growth, land and water resources become more and more scarce and the fight to grow more with less is real. Grohydro started with a vision to grow more food without needing more land and with much less water. How?

We design, manufacture, install, and maintain low-cost, easy-to-use, hydroponic growing systems for both small-scale and commercial farmers, rural and urban farmers. Our systems are vertical shelf structures that enable farmers to grow dramatically more output using only water and added nutrients. Our hydroponic systems, adapted to fodder a

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Ayikobua Peace Hydroponics is indeed a growing agribusiness given the increasing land shortage and demand for horticultural crop especially in urban areas. It would be nice to be part of it indeed !

2 months 3 weeks ago