Research and Quality Assurance
NTE’s Research and Quality Assurance Activities are undergoing both in the factory and at the farms under the supervision of Research and Quality Assurance Department of the enterprise.
The work on the tobacco research includes studies on improvement and sustainability of tobacco agronomy, entomology and searching for leaf varieties that deliver greater yields, quality and disease resistance. Research work is also carried out in collaboration with external research institutions such as Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR).
The company is enthusiastic to strengthen further collaborative researches both with local and international research centers.
The research work in the factory mainly focuses in cost optimization, product development and smoke content reduction activities.
NTE has one Central Laboratory in the factory which can provide technical support in delivering the above mentioned services.