EHPEA & EARCS partner to bolster horticulture


The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) TVET Training Center and Ethiopian Agricultural Research Council Secretariat (EARCS) signed an MoU on Thursday, March 11 for a partnership to collaborate for sustainable engagements on skills development, knowledge, and technology transfer in the horticulture sector, and to further strengthen the public-private partnership and research – industry linkage.
Since 2007, EHPEA TVET Training Center has been offering trainings to its members, supporting the practice and promotion of socially responsible and environmentally friendly operation, as well as building the capacity of members and pertinent stakeholders in the horticulture industry.
The newly signed partnership is the first of its kind, since the launching of the accredited EHPEA TVET Training Center to cater its services for government institutions.
On wards of the program, EHPEA & EARCS jointly will provide a skill based – hands on training to horticulture researchers and university lecturers selected from the national agricultural research system on “High tech/modern production of planting materials (seeds and other planting materials), horticultural crops and nursery management.”