HIWOT DAIRY & MAEREST MECHANICS

Getachew Worku, former executive director of Agri-Service Ethiopia and State Minister, came across a mechanical milking device in India. Being fascinated by the technology and envisioning it could be developed for Ethiopia’s smallholders, he decided to purchase a sample. He and Maereg Hailemichael, a technician who was eager to adapt the technology, began working together. Maereg has developed a number of products for milk processing and cold storage facilities.

Company
Addis Ababa
A milking device that is entirely mechanical and operated manually
The company plans to reach dairy producers in Ethiopia and target smallholder farmers, unions and cooperatives.