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Rubber Tree Plantation and Processing Project Profile

Rubber Tree Plantation and Processing Project

Establishment:- The Rubber Tree Plantation and Processing Project of Ethiopia was established in 2004 following a field experimentation and feasibility study, in the southern part of the country, in Butije, Aman, Queker Shong, Bebeka and Addis Birhan. A study made in Ethiopia showed the potential expansion of natural rubber to 84,000 ha land and production of dry rubber sheets which meet the international standards.

Location:-The project is located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional State (SNNPRS) in Bench Maji zone, Guraferda, woreda 642 km South fo Addis Ababa at a special locality named, Addis Birhan. It has also expansion project site in west Oromia Regional state in Illubabor zone, Bure woreda at a Place called Tolikobbo.

Production Capacity:-The annual production capacity of the expanded rubber development project at full capacity operation assuming 100% efficiency is recommended to be 10,000 tons (4,000 tons RSS and 6,000 tons TSR). Currently, the project manages 2,772 hectare commercial plantation, different rubber nursery sites and a demonstration site.

Main Products:- Latex and Smoked Dry Rubber Sheet product

   Sales and Distribution outlets: - At the Project site and in Addis Ababa.

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