Shayashone (SYS) manufactures and distributes products that make a difference in the lives of Ethiopian households. Currently, we manufacture Purdue Improved Crop Storage (HST) bags (PICS bags).
Purdue University assigned SYS to develop the market and supply chain for the HST bag in Ethiopia in 2014. The HST bag is a three-layer storage technology that keeps grain free from insect infestation for more than two years. The bags protect crops by reducing the flow of oxygen which is needed for the existence and reproduction of insects. HST bag is a safe, simple to use, and chemical-free storage system that is affordable for the smallholder and eliminates the need for the traditional use of insecticides being applied to the grain during storage. In partnership with development and government institutions, the company has managed to launch HST bags in over 10,000 villages within the country and generate cumulative sales of 4,158,098 bags. PHK Trading PLC, SYS’s sister company and the sole authorized distributor of HST bags has deployed 13,695 ICT-aided radio commercials, 32 talk shows, 25 TV commercials, and an incoming and outgoing SMS close to 56,000 as part of the promotional campaign for PICS. Annual sales of the number of HST bags have grown from 9,000 in 2014 to 1,739,232 in 2020/21. However; 1,739,232 bag sales in 2020/21 would account for only 1.64% of Ethiopia’s 2020/21 maize crop production.
SYS has been commercializing and distributing its social impact products (HST bags) in the domestic market, as well as exporting to neighboring countries including Sudan and Somalia. It has also entered the international market along with spices, oil seeds, pulses, coffee, and avocado. So far, our export has reached European and Asian countries, and we hope to increase our reach in the next years.
In partnership with EASI seed (European Africa seed initiatives) Ltd, SYS and its sister company PHK has also started importing, commercializing, and distributing vegetable seeds with intentions of growing the agriculture sector and changing the lives of Ethiopian farmers. The seed productions are supervised by experts that inspect the fields on an ongoing base. During these inspections, an emphasis on varietal purity, absence of diseases, and other international quality standards are of utmost priority.
Beetroot || Detroit Dark Red
Cabbage || Copenhagen Market
Carrot || Nantes
Onion || Red Creole
Swiss Chard || Fordhook Giant
Tomato || Roma Vf
Watermelon || Crimson Sweet
Moreover, as a dependable importer of high-quality vaccinations, SYS provides complete solutions to safeguard and keep the health of valuable livestock that Ethiopian farmers and pastoralists possess. We recognize that disease prevention is the basis of animal health and hence we provide a wide choice of high-quality vaccines for poultry, ruminants, and canines by importing from Zoetis, the largest animal health company in the world.