Brief Moment

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 May 2018 at 10:05

Brief moment with Mahder Admasu

"AgriProFocus Ethiopia platform is the best place for networking"

Could you please introduce yourself and Maheder Food Processing to the APF network members in Ethiopia?

I am Mahder and the manager of Maheder food Processing. Maheder food Processing produces Ethiopian traditional foods and drinks which include packaged products and Order based products. The packaged products are packed and available any time sales outlet of the organization. The main products include Shiro, Berebere, Mitimita, Beso, various spices powder and ketchup and mayonnaise, while the Ordered based Products are readymade stew & sauces (Doro or Chicken) Beef, Miser (lentil stew), Tej, Tella, and providing catering services. All products have high quality in terms of purity (raw material), taste and cleanness.

Could you share the big achievement of Maheder Food Processing in Ethiopia?

Maheder foods received so many awards from different organizations: we have four recognition c

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 March 2018 at 10:26

Brief moment with

Mahalet Zewdineh, PUM Country Representative 

"The AgriProFocus network is an ideal platform to disseminate PUMs program to SMEs"

Could you introduce yourself and PUM to the AgriProFocus network members in Ethiopia?

My name is Mahalet Zewdineh, one of the local PUM Representatives in Ethiopia. PUM is a non-profit organization that is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of PUM is to provide technical assistance to SMEs in developing countries. It has been doing this for 40 years now and has assisted more than 40,000 organizations worldwide.

Could you share the big achievements of PUM in Ethiopia?

PUM believes that capital Investment alone is not sufficient for companies to become competitive. Expert know-how is a very necessary ingredient in order to improve their operations and compete in today's global market place. Technical Assistance is provided through PUM Experts that have more than 30 years of experience in the

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Wim Goris thanks for highlighting the PUM rep in Ethiopia. I recommend they create their own profile on the Ethiopia pages with their contact details for easy reference. 

10 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 21 October 2016 at 09:42

Brief Moment with:

Food Science & Nutrition Expert Melese Temesgen


"Many rural households in Ethiopia face food and nutrition insecurity not knowing that nutritious root crops are growing all around them"


Melese Temesgen is a PhD fellow of the Addis Ababa University in the area of Food Science & Nutrition. He has been involved in a variety of vital innovation projects, including the promotion of nutritious root crops and the reduction of post-harvest losses for tomatoes. Based on his expertise in these areas, he published more than 13 papers in different journals. Also, he is one of AgriProFocus most engaged and motivated members of the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture innovation community.


"Awareness creation is the key to increase the nutritional density of the diets of rural households"  


Read the full interview here.

Melese Temesgen Thank you Meskerem for the post that recognize my little works. I wish to contribute a lot for the introduction and promotion of nutrition sensitive agriculture in a wider areas of the country and every aspects of food and nutrition security in the future through hardworking and duty mindedness.

2 years 3 months ago