Alema Farms PLC
Alema Farms PLC, one of the leading and pioneer non-state/
private integrated farms in Ethiopia, whose head quarter and the first start up
plant is located in Bishoftu/Debre Zeit town. It was established in the year 1993 and was
co-founded by the ex-military veterans Shaleqa (Majer) Alemayehu Amdemariam and Metoaleka (Lieutenant) Lemma Asfaw. The two ex-military officers started the company
from scratch to make a fortune over the span of twenty-six years up until the
Picture of Majer Alemayehu Amdemariam and Lieutenant Lemma Asfaw when they started the business
Currently, it employs over five hundred permanent workers and hence contributed a significant share of the country’s unemployment reduction effort. It would be unfair not to mention the many changes that the founders passed through to reach at its present status.
Besides creating employment opportunities, it had also created so many investment and/or business schemes for small, medium and large scale farmers across the nation by providing day old chicks, pullets, vaccines, feeds, feeders, drinkers and poultry farm related inputs to the market. In doing so, thousands of people had been benefited from being engaged in rearing of layer and broiler chicks and production of eggs.
The company also started the leading feed production in terms of both quality and volume of production across the nation. The feed factory had been established by the joint-venture arrangement with the Netherlands Company “De Heus” under the registered trade mark of “Alema Koudjis Feed”. The fact that the feed is the most quality and produced in large volume makes it the most preferred one across the country.
The company today has grown tremendously making it total asset worth more than six hundred million birr.