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Ethiopia Wheat Order Stirs Import Market

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Ethiopia is seeking a million tonnes of wheat in one of the biggest import tenders for the food staple in recent years as it grapples with poor local harvests linked to the El Niño weather pattern, European traders said. An Ethiopian wheat field there was scepticism in the market, however, about the landlocked country’s logistical capacity to take such a massive tonnage, equivalent to what it typically imports during a year.