ABOUT US

Fri-El Ethiopia farming and processing plc is an Italian company that was established in 2007 according to the investment policy and proclamation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Company has received 15,000 hectares of land for agriculture development on a lease basis for seventy years. Currently, the company has developed about 2750 hectares of land. However, this time it has planned to work further expansion on additional 2000 hectares of land for cotton plantation with possible further expansion phase by phase. The project is located in the SNNP region at West Omo Zone at Dasenech Woreda. The farm is situated along the Riverside of Omo at about 870 km away from Addis Ababa, 370 km away from Arba Minch (North Omo Zone) & 210 km from Jinka(South Omo Zone).

Its initial farming land area spans 10,000 hectares of land adjacent to the river Omo aspiring to cover a minimum of 30,000 hectares in the near future. Currently, it is growing cotton and banana and trials of growing vegetables such as onion, bell paper, tomato; fruits such as watermelon, papaya, and citrus; spices such as ginger as well oil seeds such as soya bean and sunflower.

We work hard to provide you with the best quality agricultural products.

Our Vision

  • To do business in Ethiopia for Ethiopia, supporting local economic growth and development in a sustainable and socially aware manner. The social and environmental impact of our activities are as important to us as the success of our business. 
  • To be the leading, most innovative, and eco-friendly cotton farming and agri-business in Ethiopia in 2027.
  • To see the Dassenech woreda as the best horizontally and vertically integrated agriculture and agro-processing hub in Ethiopia 
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Our Mission

  • To provide quality agricultural products and integrated solutions for the utmost satisfaction of customers through innovative technologies, and high cutting-edge knowledge in consideration of the environment and social values of their surroundings.

Our Goal

  • To set up and operate modern semi-automatic farms that grow different cash crops which are further processed for the export market

Our Core Values

Customer Service

Striving to the utmost satisfaction of our customers.

Fairness

Acting with objectivity, empathy, integrity, and truthfulness.

Team Playing

We value the concept of “all under one roof” and we build our success on competence by working together for common goals.

Environment

Giving a lot of attention to our environment.

Social Responsibility

Being a noble company, giving back to the community, and complying with regulations

Our Team

THOMAS GOSTNER

CHAIRMAN

ASHENAFI MULUGETA

GENERAL MANAGER

FASICA SEYOUM

BUSSINESS OPERATION MANAGER

ELIAS SAHLEMARIAM

FARMING AND PROCESSING MANAGER

BERHANE TEAME

FINANCE MANAGER

SAMUEL TEKOLA

JR. MARKETING OFFICER