Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ethiopia Plans to Rent Out Belgium-Sized Land Area to Produce Cash Crops

“Everywhere we want to increase the amount of land to be leased,” Abera said. “We have abundant land available.” Ethiopia’s government has identified agriculture as the “major source” of the 11 percent growth rate targeted by the Finance Ministry in a five-year economic plan unveiled in August. The industry accounts for 80 percent of exports and 43 percent of gross domestic product in Africa’s biggest coffee- producing nation, says Abera Dereesa minister of state for agriculture. To read more click here...


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