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Authority for Coffee and Tea Re-established

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In the aim of increasing Ethiopia’s benefit from tea and coffee, Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority is re-established. The re-establishment took place following the promulgation of a proclamation in December.

According to the Director General of the Authority, Sani Redi, the newly re-established Authority is accountable to Ministry of Farming and Natural Resources Development. The move would enhance the sector’s productivity and make it easy and accessible for investors, he added.

The Authority would work to boost coffee and spices development, Sani explained. It will also work to make Ethiopian coffee and tea products competent in the global business arena.

According to the Director General, at the moment Ethiopia is 5th coffee producer in the world and the Authority will work to take the 2nd spot in half a decade time.