The ninth International Conference on Pulses and Oilseeds will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 29 to 30, 2019, at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices Processors Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) announced. The Association noted the time marks the peak harvest season for Ethiopia.
The conference, which EPOSPEA organizes in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade, aims to strengthen and expand existing as well as new market linkages and outlets to diverse product varieties of the sector. It also hopes to nurture a common concern for major policymakers, international buyers, potential investors, research institutes, development partners and other value chain actors in the sector, so pulses and oilseeds production can optimally contribute to the overall development perspectives of Ethiopia.
Over 100 major international buyers and over 180 national exporters are expected to take part in the conference. All in all, the Association expects total number of participants to meet or exceed 790, including members of the Association, international buyers, public sector representatives, financial institutions, development partners, agro-processing industries, grain producers and traders, fertilizers/agrochemical and cleaning machine suppliers, and others. National and international professionals engaged in relevant sectors can also participate in the conference by registering online on www.epospeaeth.org.
The conference will create a platform for the national exporters to showcase their marketable products of pulses and oilseeds, EPOSPEA noted.
Established in 1998 with the objective of building the capacity of its members to become key participant role players in the global market, Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) facilitates and supports sectorial development through carefully selected strategies and action plans. Currently, EPOSPEA has more than 288 active members who take advantage of the favorable country’s policies for the sector.
Source (Including Image): EPOSPEA Website