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Welcome to Rut and Hirut Milk Cows Breeding & Dairy Products & Processing PLC

Rut & Hirut Milk Cow Breeding, Dairy Production & Processing PLC is located 110 km North of Addis Ababa at Chacha district in Amhara Region. The company is established by the owner, Hirut Yohannes, in 2011, on a leased farmland around Sululeta North of Addis. Hirut used to make and sell local yoghurt, cheese and butter sourcing milk from a few milk producers in the area and own farm (2 cows). Currently the company produces wide range of dairy products, including pasteurized milk, 16 different types of cheese, 3 types of plain &flavored yogurt, 3 types of butter and cream. The plant collects about 3000 lt. milk per day via 7 milk collection sites that created sustainable market for 450 dairy smallholder farmers. Read More

PROFILE OF HIRUT YOHANNES

Hirut Yohannes Darare is a successful entrepreneur in the dairy and dairy processing industry, with a deep commitment to improving the lives of the farmers, and especially the women dairy farmers, who are her suppliers. Hirut used to work as cost accountant in a government horticulture corporation during the Derg Regime until the corporation was disbanded when the new EPRDF-led Transitional Government took over. She began a business selling vegetables, onions, popcorn, and tomatoes to women working in offices that became successful enough to allow her to save some money; and, in 2003 GC, she started her dairy business with two cows and some farmland that she leased in Sululta, just north of Addis Ababa. By sourcing raw milk from a handful of farmers, she began producing and distributing  Read More

Livestock Production: Empowering Women in Ethiopia

For some, Ethiopia conjures images of famine and extreme poverty. I see a completely different picture. Ethiopia is a country rich in opportunity and resources, composed of hardworking men and women with innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirits. However, agricultural technology and best business practices are not widely available or utilized. Women are also not fully empowered to make financial decisions for their families and struggle to own land or access credit.  Ethiopia’s dairy sector is dominated by smallholder farmers caring for dairy cows. Processing milk is traditionally viewed as women’s work. Read from source