New products, new process, new dimension:

Fri-el Ethiopia Farming and processing strives to revolutionize banana production in Ethiopia. This entails for improved inputs, production process, and machineries. Our company has introduced cold containers used to transport quality agricultural produce long range without losing freshness. High class fruit loading crates carry our products at various retail outlets. The necessary training in seedling nurturing, planting, cultivation and harvesting … Read More

State of the art Farming

FRI-El Ethiopia Farming and Processing Plc added line of new machines as part of the envisaged mechanization process. Among these machines include a cotton picker which is believed to improve the speed and quality of cotton-picking for the coming season. For a farming company well known for its cotton production, the introduction of the first John deere 9976 cotton picker … Read More

Fight against COVID-19

Fri-El Ethiopia farming & processing plc has donated COVID-19 prevention goods for Dasenech Wereda to its fight against the pandemic. The donation aims to address the dire needs in in the highly vulnerable areas, providing basic necessities, including food, water, cleaning supplies, medicines, face masks, and personal hygiene items. Since Dasenech woreda is in a border area to Kenya, contamination … Read More

Solar Power development

Fri-El Ethiopia Farming and processing plc is working to convert diesel-based power generation in Omorate farm almost entirely to solar power. This is aligned with the “green growth” initiative followed by the government of Ethiopia. Regarding to this, the first phase of the project has been completed with success and has started generating 320 KW of electricity for pump irrigation … Read More

Banana Plantation Project.

Fri-El Ethiopia farming & Processing plc, in its effort to expand its agricultural production, has started banana plantation development in line with the existing cotton plantation development at its Omorate farm. With a target to cover more than 1,000 hectares of its land has started with 200 hectares as first phase and has reached 47 hectares until the end of … Read More

Reform activities in FRI-EL Ethiopia

New farm land development and facility improvement were sought as part of the overall expansion and rehabilitation plan of FRI-EL Ethiopia Farming and Processing. We believe this will boost productivity and show the company’s commitment toward mutual benefit with the employees by creating better working environment and its development partnership with the government by increasing its productivity and production. FRI-EL … Read More

Continuous improvement at FRI-EL

New farm land preparation and facility improvement were sought as part of the overall expansion plan of FRI-EL Ethiopia Farming and Processing. We believe the facility improvement underway boost productivity and show the company’s commitment toward better working environment.                     

Transforming African Agriculture Through Mechanization

Africa’s population expected to double by 2050, the continent must ditch the hoe in favor of modern technology, which will complete the same tasks far more efficiently. A transformation from small-scale subsistence farms to mechanized, more commercially viable farms is essential. Currently, mechanization levels on farms across Africa are very low, with the number of tractors in sub-Saharan Africa ranging … Read More


Cotton production has been a central component of rural and urban Ethiopian life for centuries. The traditional clothing has always been made of locally cultivated cotton spun on drop spindles by women, and woven on hand looms by men. Most rural women and men living in areas where cotton grows have the skills to process the fiber themselves. Cotton is … Read More

Increased Cotton Consumption

Cotton is one of agricultural products where production and consumption is more or less global in extent. Cotton is growing including Ethiopia, in more than 70 countries, where many developed and developing countries depend on import of lint for their spinning/textile industry. The major cotton producers are located in the developed world, where USA is by far the largest producer, … Read More