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  1. Innovative food companies reshaping food systems in Ethiopia
  2. Most of the food consumed globally is produced by farmers and supplied through agricultural value chains operated by the private sector That makes both large and small agri-food businesses critical actors in transforming the global food system from farm to fork
  3. Food systems transformation must happen in all these four interlinked areas: - Governance and strategy - Environment - Nutrition - Social inclusion - Farmer productivity & resilience (social inclusion) - Availability, accessibility, and affordability of healthy foods (nutrition)
  4. Innovations Against Poverty
  5. Nutridense Agroprocessing PLC Pioneering the popularisation of oats-based products across Ethiopia
  6. Being an unknown business opportunity for farmers and agri- dealers, there was a shortage of nutrient-rich oats seeds in the country
  7. Nutridense is making nutritious oatmeal products available where no one did before by distributing their products in supermarkets, baltinas and women-owned coffee vendors in Addis Ababa
  8. Untapped opportunity for more innovative interventions from the private sector to transform food systems in Ethiopia
  9. Thank you!

Editor's Notes

  1. This includes the seed industry, agricultural producers and food and beverage processors, among others.
  2. In our work we tackle the four areas but for this presentation I would like to show you some examples on how the companies we support are addressing farmers productivity & resilience and accessibility, availability and affordability of ”tasty” foods SouD23: Farmer and fisher productivity and resilience. One of the 6 indicators classified under ‘transformation-specific social inclusion indicators’. C1: Availability of healthy foods. C2: Accessibility and affordability of healthy foods. Two of the 6 indicators under ‘nutrition indicators’. rce: The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)
  3. What is INNOVATION?
  4. Shayashone aims to increase sales and outreach of PICS bags; a chemical free storage technology that keeps grain and seed free of insect infestation for over two years. The PICS are sold in other African and Asian countries but no one did it in ET before. Value for local youth in the supply chain through creating job opportunities and income from sales and for smallholder farmers through improved household food security and increased income, Shayashone will recruit 120 youths and train them as resellers of PICS bags. These youths and over 250,000 smallholder farmers, of which are 60% women Indirectly, we expect that a further 3 million people will have raised awareness on the adverse impact of chemical use to protect against weevils and possibly turn to PICS bags for storage. Evidence from various sources suggests PICS bags could be the next revolutionary safe grain storage product for millions of farmers in Ethiopia.
  5. Oats-based food products are widely consumed globally. However, Ethiopia has been an exception to this trend. There has been a taboo around the use of oats for human consumption   Led by Alem Greiling, Nutridense Agroprocessing PLC started pioneering the popularisation of oats-based products across Ethiopia in 2016. IAP and Nutridense partnered in 2021 to implement the first oats value chain development initiative for human consumption in Ethiopia.
  6. The collaboration between IAP and Nutridense goes beyond production, and it covers the full spectrum of the oats value chain. the company to work directly with small-scale farmers in an oats seed multiplication initiative. Challenges like the armed conflict in the Tigray Region that affected the first harvesting season and lead to weak adherence by farmers to contract agreements. Nutridense has sourced 70,062 kg of oats from 262 smallholders to produce their nutritive products.
  7. Before the IAP partnership, Nutridense was processing oats on a limited scale. With support from IAP, the company is currently scaling up production through the mechanisation of their facilities with cleaning, steaming, drying and rolling machines. The steamer, for instance, has increased the production capacity of the company by fivefold. Nutridense is making nutritious oatmeal products available where no one did before, Penetrating low-income segments has been proved to be slower. To trigger the demand, the company has also started a collaboration with women owning small coffee shops.