Held in cooperation with the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), at the Hilton in Addis Ababa on 27 August 2015, the first GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR Stop ever in Ethiopia had a clear message: GLOBALG.A.P. Certification facilitates international market access.

The TOUR 2015 Stop in Ethiopia was opened by Mr. Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director of the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), after which Mr. Alem Gerima, Director General of the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA), delivered the keynote speech highlighting the importance of certification of primary products for local production and exports.

Mr. Les Hillowitz from CropLife Africa Middle East updated the delegates about the container management project in Africa. He emphasized how important GLOBALG.A.P. is for the industry and that the GLOBALG.A.P. Standards have helped their industry a lot to improve container management in many regions.