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Harness Ethiopia’s potential


For most importing companies in Europe, Ethiopia is still uncharted territory on their business map. But this will change soon, because this country at the horn of Africa offers tremendous export potential. Particularly, in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, existing products are available in Ethiopia that are not found anywhere else.

Ethiopia has a very large area of land that has not yet been cultivated agriculturally. The potential for developing modern agriculture is accordingly vast, and this also includes organic agriculture to meet the increasing demand for organic products in Europe.

The Ethiopian exporters selected by IPD are not only characterised by the high quality of their natural ingredients, they are also intensively prepared by IPD for certificates such as HACCP, ISO 22000 and others. As an importer you will benefit from getting connected directly with the Ethiopian companies. This means: no intermediaries and reduced procurement costs.

Your benefits

  • Vast potential for organic farming
  • Direct imports without intermediaries
  • Suppliers thoroughly qualified by IPD

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Our products from Ethiopia

Natural ingredients

Ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics - the variety of Ethiopian IPD producers is broad. It includes pulses such as kidney and pinto beans, oilseeds and essential and fatty oils, but also spices such as pepper, chili, turmeric or cardamom. The high-protein multivitamin Moringa is another product with a range of excellent offers.

We connect you to your new business partners. 

We will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information about our diverse range of offers from Ethiopia.

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Our matchmaking events

Learn more about our companies from Ethiopia

Food & beverage industry

Food ingredients Europe 2022

Paris //  06.12. - 08.12.2022

Meet reliable suppliers. Find out about innovative ingredients

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural…

Trade Fair for Organic Food

Biofach 2023

Nuremberg //  14.02. -17.02. 2023

Discover the organic potential from 17 partner countries!  

Under the motto "Organic Sourcing for development",…


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Success Stories


Organic products - successful on the EU market

GreenPath Food is Ethiopia’s - up until now, its only – certified EU-organic exporter organisation in the fresh produce sector. IPD added the company to its export promotion programme in 2017.

Made from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Pure oils

With the support of IPD, an exporter presents their products made from natural black cumin oil at trade fairs in Europe. Encouraged by the demand, they expand their offer for the EU market.

Your contact for Ethiopia

Laura Schiefer

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco)