Ethiopia: Spice production and productivity, potential for increasing export volume

Published Jan 6, 2022

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The agriculture sector is the pillar in the Ethiopian economy as it contributes much of to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employees' amassed citizens. Besides, it is the major export generating sector and a means to obtain foreign currency. As an authority to play a leading role in enhancing the export trade particularly. Coffee, tea and spice, the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority is making a good stride in diversifying the export commodities and increasing the volume.

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Accordingly, the authority has scored glittering success in spice production and productivity over the preceding few years. Ethiopia is botanical garden of enormity of species while pepper and ginger are the most widely cultivated ones. As learnt from the information of the Authority, it has obtained 100.62 million USD, and attained much more than its plan. Such amount of foreign currency is obtained by exporting 25,937.32 tons of Coffee, Tea, and Spices even though it planned to generate 50.12 million USD by exporting 17,191.21 tones last month. Sahlemariam Gebremedhin, Communication Director of Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority had a moment with The Ethiopian Herald. Upon his short stay he highlighted the achievements of his office on the spice production and productivity over the year. Shalemariam said that Ginger development was reinforcing in the 2020/21 cropping season, along with the task of tillage, it was planned to cultivate 35,556 hectare. Productivity: Dry Ginger 30.5 ...
Source: All Africa
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