Pepsico becomes major shareholder in Ethiopian Potato Chips company Senselet
January 12, 2020
PepsiCo joins Veris as a major shareholder in Senselet Food Processing Plc in Ethiopia. Senselet, founded in 2015, today has a leading market position in Ethiopia with its SUN Chips brand that is being produced from locally sourced potatoes.
Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands
May 29, 2019
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
The potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
May 02, 2017
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform - a knowledge platforms focused on food security initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region
Ethiopia's poor turn to potatoes in quest for food security
October 23, 2013
Dessie Zuria is one of the most critically food insecure districts in Ethiopia. High altitude forced farmers to grow a single staple – barley. However, the previously unknown potato is helping to transform the lives of thousands of the poorest farmers.
Tainted cooking oil kills 8 in Ethiopia
June 03, 2008
Authorities closed 16 cooking oil factories in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday after eight people were killed and scores sickened by food cooked with contaminated oil. In a statement, the Health Ministry said 94 people were in hospital wit...