Ethiopia sees record coffee exports after Brazil’s drought Watch new Ethiopian movies and news on iPhone, Android, iPad or visit our site Sodere.com By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia expects coffee exports for its 2014/15 crop to hit a record high because of drought and disease stifling crops in Latin America, the head of its exporters association said on Wednesday. An unprecedented drought early this year reduced the 2014/15 crop in the world’s biggest coffee producer Brazil. The International Coffee Organization forecast in September that global coffee production will fall short of demand. In the four months from July this year, Ethiopia – Africa’s biggest producer of the bean – exported 54,000 tonnes of coffee worth $231.9 million, compared with the $172.5 million it earned from 51,000 tonnes over the same period last year. Hussein Agraw, chairperson of the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters’ Association, said he expected the amount of coffee exported to rise to 235,000 tonnes by the end of 2014/2015, generating $862 million in revenue. Ethiopia exported around 190,000 tonnes in 2013/14, earning $841 million, he said. Exports hit a previous record high of 193,000 tonnes the year before, he said. “We are making these expectations because of the fall in production in Brazil,” he told Reuters. “Because of this, we are expecting the international market to go up,” Hussein added, referring to demand. Total coffee production in Ethiopia amounted to 450,000 tonnes over the 2013/14 period, according to official figures. Officials expect a similar output by the end of 2014/15. Ethiopia prides itself on being the birthplace of coffee. Some 15 million people are involved in its production, mostly in smallholder farms in the misty forested highlands in the country’s west and southwest. With our e-mail alerts, you will get everything from breaking news about Ethiopia to the days most popular videos, drama, health tips and stories sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for Email alerts Subscribe or Rent movies to watch. Monthly subscription prices are $29.99 or $9.99. Watch 6 movies per month and more than 400 Ethiopian movies. You can watch when you want, as much as you want on TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer. Subscribe for one month and cancel anytime. 29.99/month (SodereOnDemand.com) 6 new movies per month and 400+ released films KIDS videos, Movie premier videos. There are two options to pay: PayPal or credit card. To pay through credit card or PayPal, click SUBSCRIBE NOW button, add cart and "proceed to check out", Enter your name, address and other information. Rent and Watch. Price starts at $2.99 $9.99/month (Sodere.com) 2 new movie after sign up + 2 new movies per month. Questions? call 1 310 570 9291 viber or direct. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.