Frequently Asked Questions

When was Amhara Forest Enterprise Established?

Amahara Forest Enterprise (AFE), which is Developmental and governmental organization, established by the regional government with the statute no. 70/2002 to Develop Forest and wood industry with the initial cost of 76,339,163.00 birr. The Enterprise launched its operation by making its Head quarter in Bahir Dar and by opening 3 Branches at Kombolcha, Debretabor and enjibara town with a total number of 18 permanent employees in 2009.

What are the values of Amhara Forest Enterprise?

Transparency; satisfy our customers; serving without partiality; facilitate industrialization through Forest Development; save hard currency by substituting imported products and exporting; create job for the masses; and make the enterprise center of forest industry nationally

How many employees and branch offices does AFE have?

In 2018, AFE has 431 permanent workers and 848 contract workers with a total number of 1,327 workers. To conduct more Investment in the forest sector, AFE has grown its three Branches to eight branches, Debremarkos Branch, Finote Slam Branch, DebreBirhan Branch, WoldiYa Branch and Gonder Branch, and in addition to a new seed center that is found in Bahir Dar city.

What are the objectives of AFE?

1. To accelerate the economic and social development of the region by extensively developing and producing forest and forest products as well as by increasing value to same. 2. To reduce the level of unemployment and thereby ensure sustainable gains of the Regional Community by creating wider job opportunities. 3. To narrow the ever growing gap between supply and demand in wood and wood product at regional as well as national levels. 4. To enhance foreign exchange capacity by producing forest and forest products, with an increasing value, exporting same and substituting the imported ones.