As the Ethiopian government seeks to transform the economy into one that’s rooted in manufacturing, the simplicity for local investors to access finance is becoming easier said than done. That’s because banks have made it complicated to access loans to start businesses because they rely much on technical knowhow and skills to approve requests for financing that many local business owners don’t possess. As the result, it is the foreign investors who are tapping the available financial resources in government banks. This has further crippled the weak and fragile local private sector. EBR’s Berihun Mekonnen reports that government should work in building the capacity of the local investors to access finance. It should also encourage the way foreigners invest in the country to be more in the form of joint venture with local investors. Such approaches in the early 1980s helped local investors in South East Asia to learn important business skills from international investors.

Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00
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In 1975, the Ethiopian government undertook a robust land reform plan to create equitable access to land particularly in urban areas. However, forty years after these reforms, it seems that land access and distribution is all but fair, as prices for it continue to skyrocket. EBR’s Meseret Mamo explains what, if anything, is being done to change that reality.

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Ethiopia is among the few countries in African as well as in the world known for its livestock resources. Yet, many companies such as the Ethiopian Airlines as well as big international hotels like the Sheraton and Hilton struggle to find sustainable, reliable and proceeded animal products locally. They import these products in bulk supply from countries as far as Brazil. Poor genetic potential of the livestock resources, insufficient animal feed, disease and poor management practices account for what prevent the country from making fair benefit from its resource potential.  In addition, there is weakly developed relationship among actors in the supply chain. Limited national capacity to improve productivity and take what is produced to the market further exacerbates the problem. EBR’s Samson Hailu explores the challenges facing the sector as well as attempts being made to increase efficiency.

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