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Ethiopian Exports Down 50 Percent, Quality Questioned

Ethiopian coffee exports are down from original projections by some 50 percent, according to sources in a story from Africa Report.

The country’s Ministry of Trade is expected to call an emergency meeting with coffee exporters to address the problem, as the anticipated $1.1 billion in revenue expected this season has decreased to about $505 million as the harvest season draws near the end.

“Coffee was exported by mass without taking into consideration its quality and geographical aspects. This affects our coffee exports in the budget year,” a coffee exporters body spokesman told the news source, under a condition of anonymity. “This is a serious problem that needs urgent action by the concerned bodies.”

The full story” Africa Report


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