German multinational the Bosch Group hosted the ground breaking 1st International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 1, 2015/ — German multinational the Bosch Group (www.Bosch.com) hosted the ground breaking 1st International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday.
It featured representatives from United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), several industrial and agricultural institutions, big business, SMEs, farmers, civil society as well as local and international aid agencies in a strategic bid to enhance food security.
The discussion sought to increase localisation to enhance food security in the region while looking to improve the quality of life for citizens through stimulating economic growth in one of the country’s key sectors. It further sought to bring key stakeholders together in a first step to increase local value addition and industrialisation.
Ethiopia is believed to be the birthplace of coffee with one in every five citizens presently involved in the industry.
The forum was held during the 3rd Annual Addis Agrofood Exhibition that took place from 27 to 29 November 2015. It was hosted by a business division of the Bosch Group, Bosch Packaging Technology, which is a global market leader.
Among the topics that were discussed, it included ways to increase coffee processing and packaging that is adequate for domestic, regional and export retail markets.
Other items to be discussed included the latest technology for roasting as well as for coffee growers, and technical solutions for advanced packaging.