Ethiopia Establishes National Chapter of African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network

awfishnetEthiopian Women Fish Processors and Traders Network has been established in Addis Ababa as a chapter of the African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network (AWFishNET). The association is expected to be instrumental in facilitating trade links at both national and regional levels.

Hussein Abegaz, Director of Fishery Development at Ministry of Agriculture, said the network will serve as a platform to share best experiences among women engaged in fishery, and help maintain quality of production in the sector.

The market linkage the formation of the association serves with the rest of Africa will give additional market access to women fish producers and traders in Ethiopia, it has been related.

Susan Jerry, AWFishNET's Vice President, for her part, said the Ethiopian chapter of the association will enable women fish producers and traders to work with those working in research, and service up to the ministerial level.

Established in 2017, African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network (AWFishNET) operates as a non-profit making, non-political and non-religious network that brings together women fish processors and traders from all over Africa.

AWFishNET's expressed aim is to provide a platform for women fish processors and traders in the continent to collaborate and cooperate. The network has 30 member countries.

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Source: FBC, AWFishNET's website

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