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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA) said preparations have been finalized to host to host the third International Ethiopian Coffee Conference being held on Thursday and Friday (November 6-7) this week. The General Manager of the Asscoation, Alemseged Assefa, said that conference will help to promote and increase quality of Ethiopian coffee.
The conference is intended to bring exporters and buyers together as well as evaluate the quality of Ethiopia's coffee, discuss ways of improving the crop, promote the traceability of Ethiopian coffee and widen the export coffee market.
An estimated 300 participants will attend the conference from all those who involved in the coffee market as well as researchers, coffee buyers and others. A number of research papers will be presented by national and foreign experts, and coffee sector policies and strategies will be discussed. Ethiopia earned 720 million US dollars from coffee exports during the last fiscal year.
Source: allAfrica.com