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Participants of the workshop were representatives of various ministries, embassies, and relevant government and non-government agencies in Ethiopia. Speaking on the workshop, Dr. Araya Asfaw, Executive Director of HoA-REC&N, underlined that there is a need for Ethiopia to improve the quality of its coffee production and to adapt the most advanced technology to local environment.
As opposed to the traditional system, which requires 7-12 days to dry coffee, infra-red technology will help coffee producers dry coffee in a few hours. It is also helpful in increasing the quantity of coffee by reducing sun-related post-harvest loss by 90%. According to the project plan, this technology will be powered by a bio-gas digester generated by anaerobic digestion of coffee pulp and mucilage. This will in turn reduce environmental impacts caused by coffee waste. Besides, it will help in reducing extensive amount of water used and released into the environment without proper treatment.
On May 26, the 100 Resilient Cities Network announced the winners of the last 35 cities to be members of the Network. The cities were carefully selected among 1000 applicants and span five continents. Six cities from Africa were selected. Among the final 100 Resilient Cities ,11 are from Africa. This is a major achievement for Africa. Addis Ababa and Nairobi were among the six cities that won the competition. This is again an extraordinary achievement for the Horn of Africa. In recognition of Africa’s remarkable achievement, the winners of the last round winners was announced from the City Council of Nairobi in the presence of Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi and Mayor Deriba Kuma of Addis ...
The State of Israel Mission in Ethiopia has announced that an Israeli Economic and Business delegation led by the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in Addis Ababa for a business visit from the 6 to 8 of July 2016.
On 7 July 2016, there will be business-to-business meetings, which will be facilitated by the Israel Embassy. The event will take place at the Hilton Ballroom in Addis Ababa.
The business delegation is composed of representatives from several sectors, including: agriculture (fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, seeds, "one stop shop" and turn-key project), water (water treatment, water purification, wastewater treatment, water security, water management, and desalination), information technology (communication, communication interception, and software companies), and home land security (world-leading homeland security technology provider industry).
BY MICHAEL BERKOWITZ
Three years ago, 100 Resilient Cities was pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation with an ambitious goal: to help cities worldwide build resilience to the growing social, economic, and physical challenges of the 21st century.