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'Ethiopia top coffee exporter'

Published: 04-SEP-06

Addis Abba – Ethiopia had overtaken Côte d'Ivoire to become the leading African coffee supplier, said Ethiopia's minister of agriculture and rural development.

Abera Deressa said that the Quality Coffee Project had helped to put Ethiopia on top, in terms of quantity and quality. The project was aimed at increasing access to forex.

Deressa, said, however, that the country should not stop now, but should continue to increase quantity and quality.

He added that coffee made up more than 50 percent of the East Africa country’s export volumes. -BiA Online

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