As part of the Hawassa University’s Nutrition and Agro-Inudstry Conference, a visit to Castel Winery was organized on Wednesday August 15, 2018.
On the site of the winery, 10 species of grape are grown: 5 white & 5 red, which are grown internationally as well. Grapes are grown for three main products: raisins, wine and table grapes. At this time only 6 varieties are used in production of wine, more will be used in the future. In the future it may also be possible to process grape seed oil, which is valuable and has many uses e.g. for eating and in the beauty industry. Leaves of the grape are also edible.
This winery has very little post-harvest loss or waste as all value addition (production to packaging of the final product) all occurs on one site. The one bi-product is compost, an organic agricultural input. Out of concern for quality control, however, the winery is not using recycled bottles at this time.
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As part of the Hawassa University's Nutrition and Agro-Inudstry Conference, a visit to the largest exporter of halal certified meat in Africa was organized on August 15th, 2018. Frigorifico Boran Foods is located in Tulu Dimtu, near Ziway. Having a capacity to slaughter 3,000 cattle and 6,000 goats daily, this Indian company represents an 80 Billion USD investment. The company decided to invest in Ethiopia because Ethiopia has the highest population of livestock in the continent, and the fourth largest livestock population in the world. Core products include chilled and frozen goat and cattle carcasses.
Annually Ethiopia exports millions of live animals, and with them, we export all the jobs and bi-products associated with animal slaughter. Local value addition in the meat sector is very important for jobs and foreign exchange. “At Frigorifico Boran Foods, our only un-used bi-product i... Read more
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.
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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... Read more
Agriculture sector professionals with an interest in nutrition and agro-industrial development are welcome to participate in this networking event. Registration to participate in this event is required. You may contact email@example.com to register.
This event is organized as a side event of the International Nutrition and Food Industries Conference organised by the Academic Center of Excellence for Human Nutrition of Hawassa University, and made possible by AgriProfocus and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG).
For more information on the International Nutrition and Food Industries Conference, or to participate in agro-industry visit to meat processing and beverage processing facilities on August 15, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo Credit: Haile Resort Hawassa, www.expedia.com)
1. Partnership for Long and Short term Training
2. Global Food Safety Concerns and ways forward
3. Food Fortification: experiences and ways forward
4. School feeding for better Nutrition, to support education and local economy
5. Trends in improving health and nutrition in developing countries
6. Food and Nutrition small enterprises to minimize Youth unemployment
7. Food Systems, Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Linkages
8. Under-utilized crops for Nutrition Security
The Conference will be held in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia, from 15-18 August 2018
The major aims in hosting the Conference is to share experiences by working together during preparation for the conference and in the future. AgriProFocus Ethiopia will assist the Academic Center of Excellence in the facilitation of the field visits to private sector actors around Hawassa and will organize a business drinks during the Conference.&n... Read more