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EU unveils 15 million Euro worth project to improve Ethiopian coffee

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MILAN – The European Union has unveiled a coffee project worth 15 million Euro that is aimed at improving coffee productivity in Ethiopia. In a press conference issued today, State Minister of Agriculture, Sani Redi, said EU’s funding would contribute a lot in improving coffee productivity through addressing the challenges facing the sector.

The project would also help to export value added coffee from 28 coffee growing woredas (districts).

Though Ethiopia is one of the leading coffee producers in the continent, it is yet to get the needed level of benefits from the product.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture attache in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is expected to export a record-high 240,000 metric tons of coffee in 2019/20.