Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum focuses on investing in agribusiness

agricThe 8th edition of the Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum organized by the Ethiopian American, an Ethiopian Diaspora business and investment group will focus on ‘Investing in agri-business: Opportunities and Challenges for Diaspora Investors.’

A press release issued on July 12, 2013, said the forum will among other things discuss specific investment opportunities in agri-business, agro-processing and financing and value chain development opportunities in select subsectors.

The Forum this year is also organizing an agri-business concept competition and the winning team will be rewarded with a round trip ticket to Ethiopia and technical support from the Forum and its sponsors as well as participate in a USAID-funded matching grant programme to support investments in select agricultural value chains, it adds.

The Managing Director of The Ethiopian American, Founder and Executive Director of the Forum, Yohannes Assefa said, “The Forum and Awards events will highlight the work of the Ethiopian Diaspora entrepreneurs and various business and investment opportunities available for Diaspora businessmen.”

The Forum will be held at the George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington DC, on July 27, 2013, said the organizers.

By Dorcas Appiah

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