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Ethiopia banks on coffee harvest growth

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12/24/07

  08:26:57 am, by admin, 121 words  
Categories: Business, Ethiopia

Ethiopia banks on coffee harvest growth

An man stirs coffee inside a fake Starbucks coffee shop in northern Ethiopia AFP

Ethiopia banks on coffee harvest growth

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) —
The Ethiopian government said Monday it was banking on an eight percent growth in coffee harvests for the coming season.

The agriculture ministry said in a statement it hoped to harvest 360,000 tonnes during the coming season, 220,000 of which are destined for export.

The statement said that 320,000 tonnes were reaped during the 2007 fiscal year, 176,000 of which were exported all over the world.

Coffee accounts for 60 percent of the Horn of Africa nation's export revenues and is the largest source of foreign currencies, ahead of flowers and oil seeds.

Ethiopia is Africa's top coffee producer and the world's sixth largest.

12 comments

Comment from: Bekele [Visitor]
Bekele

good for Ethiopia! &#59;D

12/24/07 @ 09:33
Comment from: Kelebet [Visitor]
Kelebet

Congra!! More to go in the coming seasons, lets hope!

12/24/07 @ 09:43
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]
Yeha

Another wonderful news to Ethiopia.Keep in mind this is not so exited news for those who to see Ethiopia miserably way. Indeed Ethiopian is doing great. Thanks to Melse for the great leadership. Yeha

12/24/07 @ 09:55
Comment from: Voiceout [Visitor]
Voiceout

Happy! way to go! diversify products

12/24/07 @ 11:45
Comment from: Shewarega [Visitor]
Shewarega

Endezihim adergo leadership yelem,kikikikik. Why don’t he vacate his ethnic militia, and move back to Adiquala. May be he will get a second chance to finish his book, “ye Ertra tegel ke yet wede yet.” Erkus hater.

12/24/07 @ 15:11
Comment from: Ghion [Visitor]
Ghion

Good deal!! Our country needs to capitalize on the precious and palatable commodities that is has. Way to go Ethiopia!!!

12/24/07 @ 17:13
Comment from: mira [Visitor]
mira

Is this coffee belong to tigre too? nothing good comes from nazret, i am sure the poor farmer can not benifited from it only wayane am sorry to say it becuase i am one of the coffee farmer in oromia. down to wayane
viva coffee and we shall get our right to benifite from it soon
ayana gari

12/24/07 @ 17:57
Comment from: chu [Visitor]
chu

This message is for Meles Zenawe
Well done brother! that is only i can say for now

12/24/07 @ 18:03
Comment from: ehhron [Visitor]
ehhron

RWANDA STYLE GENOCIDE ADVOCATES GIVEN A PASS BY NAZRET DOT COM .REAPTEDLY ALLERTED BUT THEY DIDNT TAKE THE COMMENT FROM THIER PAGE.ITS UNETHIOPIAN . HERE IS THE ISSUE-( NAME :MOTHERETHIOPIA -TITLE ETHIOPIA REPORTS FLUX OF ERITREAN REFUGEES…"Their time has come, if you have been collaborating with them in any form, quit it while you have the chance to do so, or else you will be included in the Tigre EXTERMINATION program.”

12/24/07 @ 18:35
Comment from: Barkeessaa [Visitor]
Barkeessaa

It is amazing that some people and writers on this forum attribute the good coffee harvest to dictator Meles hard work and good will. It is the good rains and our hard working People’s - Oromos and others -efforts with little or no government support.
Had the arrogant Meles not incarcerated thousands of Oromos and others, no doubt we would have seen even higher coffee harvest and other commodities out put. You will see how economic development will grow quickly under people’s government, where democracy and freedom rains. That day is not far in the distances, but is fast approaching.

Freedom to all!!!

Barkeessaa.

12/24/07 @ 20:51
Comment from: mikey [Visitor]
mikey

Meles…ethiopia’s FATHER!!

12/24/07 @ 23:15
Comment from: ayaa [Visitor]
ayaa

:crazy: If woyane stop killing and jailing oromos the harvest might be over a million ton :crazy: tribalist

12/25/07 @ 13:42

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