Addis Chamber Journal of Trade and Business (ACJTB) is published annually by Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (AACCSA), with the financial support from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The articles in the journal deal with issues and challenges of the Ethiopian manufacturing sector.
Doing Business 2017 is the 14th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business
activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
This business guide has prepared by Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (AACCSA), sets out finance considerations and options for businesses at various stages, providing advice and uses as sources of information to help business start, grow and prosper.
The importance of the private sector to economic growth has long been recognized, private sector actors were not seen as development actors until recently. Cognizant of this, the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) commissioned this brief study to assess the role of the private sector plays an important contribution in GTP II and come up with policy proposals to remedy major problems. This report presents results of the study and outline key recommendations.
The study attempted to make an in-depth analysis on the main actors, opportunities and bottlenecks across the Wheat value chains. It specifically attempted to collect information regarding wheat production value chain in general, undertaken an analysis of the major problems and constraints that the wheat related food industry and business operators have been facing in Ethiopia with particular focus on those who are based in Addis Ababa and provide professional recommendations in addressing the identified needs for AACCSA and other actors to act upon.
Meat processing in Ethiopia is by and large traditional with most of the slaughtering taking place at the back yard especially for shoats and butcheries still retailing meat in a non-chilled, often openly exposed shop. In Addis Ababa, there is only one public abattoir with a capacity of slaughtering 1,200 animals per day. However, as the demand in Addis Ababa cannot be met by only one abattoir other 5 abattoirs around the metropolis are serving the market (see Annex 1.2: Abattoirs Serving Local Markets). Moreover, most households all over the country including Addis Ababa are killing shoats at their backyard. This practice of killing at the backyard is even similar to cattle for significant number of the population in the regions.
The study was made in Addis City Administration, specifically in Gulale, Addis Ketema, Bole, Yeka and Kolfe Kerranyo Sub-Cities. Much of the focus was made in Shiro Meda, Addisu Gebeya, Markets (Shema and Dir Tera), and Bole Medihane–Alem, Bole Road areas where most of the actors of Traditional Weaving Products are operating.
The study on impact of the current land lease law on business and investment expansion in Addis Ababa city Administration had been carried out with the objective to critically investigate the land lease law enacted in 2011 and its related directives issued to guide the implementation of the land lease policy and its impact on business and investment expansion. The study also aims to establish facts whether the realization of the law had achieved the intended purposes. In view of that, the impact of the latest functional urban land lease law on business sector development and investment expansion has critically been assessed. In doing so, background review has been conducted with different land lease policies and laws promulgated in the country since the endorsement of free market economic system in the country.
Culturing fish is a very old practice in Africa, although commercial production of fishes is still developing throughout the continent. Some species and strains of fishes are in particular suitable for commercial production. The Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is one of these very important fishes, introduced from Africa and the Middle East to several countries elsewhere in the world. Now it has become popular in commercial and
subsistence aquaculture ventures. China and other Asian countries are famous for their bulk contribution to global aquaculture production of tilapia and other fishes. The sector incorporates not only rearing fish for harvest, but also hatcheries, feed processing, environmental issues, genetic and species diversity, post-harvest processing, economics, as well as improvements through research and knowledge transfer.
AACCSA has been implementing a three years’ project entitled “Strengthening the Private Sector in Ethiopia” with a budget obtained from Royal Danish Embassy. One of the key interventions planned under this project includes conducting value chain analysis (VCA) with a view to outline the manufacturing sector in Ethiopia. The study output will be used (i) as a need assessment for the provision of support services which are planned to enhance overall capacity of the target groups, including members of the chamber, for greater contribution in the development process of the country (ii) to design the entire monitoring and evaluation process of the action, (iii) to gauge AACCSA advocacy efforts on the particular challenges and bottlenecks that shall be identified.
Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector is among the key productive sectors of the economy identified under GTP (2010-2015) which can spur economic growth and development because of its immense potential for wealth creation, employment generation and poverty alleviation.