Ethiopia’s coffee exports have shown a 20 percent increase during the past three months, according to the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority.
The Authority has introduced various measures to reduce the impact of contraband and other illegal coffee export threats. An integrated industry-centered coffee export system is helping to support exports.
Ethiopia is one of Africa’s largest producers of Arabica coffee; coffee production is considered the backbone of the country’s agriculture-led economy.
Ethiopia has recently revealed that it has managed to achieve 866 million U.S. dollars revenue from the export of 221,000 tonnes of coffee last financial year.
This export achievement, which addressed 56 countries worldwide, amounts to 92 percent of the country’s target in coffee export sector.