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Ethiopia Plans to Plant Millions of Coffee Seedlings to Boost Exports

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The Central Ethiopia Regional Coffee and Spice Authority initiated the Coffee Planting Program in Gurage Zone Enor Woreda. The initiative aims to plant 44 million coffee seedlings in the region. Additionally, the region has allocated 147,997 hectares of land for coffee cultivation. Farmers are also experimenting with innovative methods, such as mixing coffee with bananas, to enhance their harvests.

The region is actively working on expanding its coffee plantations, with a focus on covering 153,650 hectares of land by the end of the budget year. So far, over 8 million coffee seedlings have been planted since April, and the remaining seedlings are expected to be planted in June and July.

Yesterday, the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority shared that they have exported 210,000 tons of coffee in the last ten months of the current fiscal year. And they have generated $1 billion from these 210,000 tons of coffee. Read More…

Moreover, the region boasts a favorable climate for spice cultivation, with over 10,000 hectares of land dedicated to rosemary production. Additionally, pepper, ginger, and other spices are widely cultivated.

In this fiscal year, the Central Ethiopia Regional Coffee and Spice Authority has reported a significant revenue of over $11.4 million from the sale of pepper and rosemary.

The Silte zone’s rosemary exports generated a remarkable $2.8 million in revenue last year. Additionally, the state’s rosemary farming initiative earned $3.8 million in just six months during the fiscal year.

Farmers are also adopting innovative methods, such as replacing sea trees with rosemary, coffee, and banana crops, to diversify their harvests. This approach not only enhances the region’s spice production but also contributes to the local economy by providing a variety of products for both domestic consumption and export.

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