- Oil Seeds -

Most Oil seeds contain oil within them. That being the case that does not mean that all the oil can be edible by human beings. Some oilseeds contain poisons within them. Thus beans such as caster are very desirable for the cosmetics industry but it’s not used for dietary oil cooking.

Edible oil is becoming a need for human society. We use cooking oil for making other foods. Therefore the demand is very high and will continue to increase with the growth of the human population.

Ethiopian Oilseeds

The agricultural sector of Ethiopia is characterised by a very large number (approximately 14.2 million) of fragmented smallholdings averaging 0.95 ha in size, together with a much smaller number (approximately 1,300) of larger commercial farms that make up 2.5% of the land area. Altogether approximately 12.5 million ha are cultivated to temporary crops each year.

The country enjoys two main seasons of agricultural production, the main one being the Meher season and the second Belg season.

Gatefarms negotiates and purchases oilseeds and beans from primary local farmers, suppliers, cooperative unions, and the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange.

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WHITE SESAME SEEDS (Wellega / Humera)

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RED KIDNEY BEANS

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NIGER SEEDS

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PEANUTS - GROUNDNUT

gatefarms ethiopian red linseeds

LENTILS (Split)

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SUNFLOWER SEEDS

gatefarms ethiopian corn maize

CORN - MAIZE

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WHITE SORGHUM

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RAW BARLEY

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RAW BARLEY

gatefarms ethiopian soya beans

CORN - MAIZE