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Newsletter July

A future that is built step by step From seeds to harvest… Through the Go Organic project, GFF is supporting 11 businesses; 3 stores and juice bars, and 8 organic farms. These 11 businesses are run by 34 entrepreneurs who have completed the organic horticulture training developed by GFF between 2018 and 2021. Since last November the young entrepreneurs supported …

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Beekeeping graduation ceremony

On the 28th of March 2022 the second graduation ceremony of our beekeeping training took place.  13 students have followed the first 10 days of training and successfully passed their exams. Next month, they will receive all the beekeeping equipment and two hives with colonies to bring back home. To ensure the successful development of their hives GFF will …

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Meet the new entrepreneurs

Despite the pandemic and the complicated political situation, we, along with our partners and beneficiaries have continued our activities. As a result, the first companies supported by GFF were born at the beginning of 2022. We would like to remind you that the foundation is supporting 11 start-ups through the means of a HUB Centre. The centre offers young entrepreneurs training programmes and personalised support for the development …

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Poems from students

Respect for Ethiopian farmers Anania Afework When God created Adam from the very beginning Sinned he and fell from Heaven down to the ground Go and eat the plants of the field with the sweat of your brow, Then Adam started digging and turning over the earth, Nature provides its hidden treasure and fills the …

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Curriculum level IV

21 December 2020 At the beginning of the year, we announced that level I to III of the organic horticulture curriculum had been validated. Today GFF and the Ethiopian government are working on level IV, which will finalise the whole process. This workshop reunites the Federal TVET agency curriculum and Training material development team, the …

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Introducing bees to optimise our harvests & broaden our students’ knowledge

3 November 2020 We have officially launched the bee project! With five new hives set up in the college garden, our students will be able to learn modern beekeeping. This project aims to diversify our students’ knowledge and optimise the harvests in the garden through pollination. Why include beekeeping in the organic-farming training? The bee project was …

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Seeds for the students to practise organic vegetable production during the summer break

3 August 2020: The Green Flower Foundation has arranged a summer organic vegetable production exercise from home for the students. Several students showed interest in being involved in the activity to grow organic vegetables in their backyards during the summer break. GFF supported them by developing a production guide book and providing necessities such as …

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Our commitments acknowledged by the Oromia Bureau

Last May, we were visited by the Oromia Bureau. This supervisory body of the Oromia region visited the Bishoftu Polytechnic College to carry out an evaluation of our project. The experts provided a relevant analysis, raising avenues for improvement and recommendations for taking the project forward, but also highlighting our strengths. In particular, we received …

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