Ethiopian Agribusiness Accelerator Platform
Commercial agricultural enterprises that are so essential to make value chains competitive are largely missing in Ethiopia, particularly across the downstream end of the value chain. A number of challenges have contributed to the absence of sufficient number of agriculture enterprises in Ethiopia, chief among them an under-developed business ecosystem “building blocks” such as access to financial services, talent, reliable input supply, management, sector expertise, and markets. There is thus a need for targeted support to spur the growth of agribusinesses that can address this gap. In many other countries, well-designed and well-financed agribusiness incubators and accelerators have shown the ability to fill such gap through comprehensive business development services and funding for start-ups and growth agro-enterprises.
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