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Senselet sells potato chips in a range of different flavours, mostly in large Ethiopian cities.

PepsiCo invests USD 40 million in its Senselet Snack Business in Ethiopia

November 04, 2022
PepsiCo is finalising an investment proposal of approximately USD 40 million (ETB 2 billion) to expand its Senselet snacks business in Ethiopia, and is considering the possibility of further investments in the country.
Senselet sells potato chips in a range of different flavours, mostly in large Ethiopian cities.

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 (Courtesy: CIP)

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.
Potato farmer Ahimed Ali Mahamed - one of the farmers supported by charity organization Concern Worldwide - shows off his potato crop.

Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'

April 24, 2019
Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.
Una mujer con gorro blanco y delantal en el mercado de vegetales de Addis Abeba

Cómo combatir las 200 enfermedades causadas por alimentos nocivos

February 15, 2019
La inocuidad alimentaria se perfila como un desafío internacional para evitar 420.000 muertes y 600 millones de casos de enfermedades al año en el mundo.
Potato seedlings grown from true potato seed

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
World Potato Congress will be facilitating a roundtable for the private sector during the African Potato Congress in October, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African Potato Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia features a roundtable for the private sector

October 03, 2016
World Potato Congress (WPC) will be facilitating a roundtable for the private sector during the African Potato Congress in October, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's poor turn to potatoes in quest for food security

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.
Potato may help feed Ethiopia in era of climate change

Potato may help feed Ethiopia in era of climate change

May 21, 2013
Semagn-Asredie Kolech, a Cornell doctoral candidate in the field of horticulture, studies the potato and bridges the tradition of Ethiopian farming with the modernity of agricultural science.

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...

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