It Takes Two to Mango!
Ethiopia Tannery Share Company planted their two hectare mango farm in the year 2007/2008 to celebrate the Ethiopian Millennium. An impressive 700 trees were planted on the site in addition to those already scattered in and around the tannery grounds. As well as significantly improving the local environment and aesthetics of the grounds, the farm also serves as an inspirational model for Ethiopian farmers to demonstrate just how quickly produce can flourish into a significant crop and can also be used as a demonstration site for the local Ejersa school. The fruits are enjoyed by employees at the factory as a supplementary source of nutrition. The produce is naturally growing in quantity year on year and the trees are expected to continue producing succulent mangoes for many years to come. This project is just a small part of Pittards’ continued work in Ethiopia to help improve the lives and facilities of everyone in and around Ethiopia Tannery Share Company. Pictured: ETSC site/compound manager Jemal shows off this year’s mango yield.