Harvest is underway in some western parts of Ethiopia with the next crop coming nicely. Along with these developments we had the privilege of accommodating some of our importing and local partners. We had a delightful engagement as we appreciate the fruits of our 2021relationships and lined out plans for the coming year. We will be looking forward to serving our esteemed partners with Ethiopia’s 2021/22 finest, expected to be excellent both in quality and quantity.
According to World Coffee Research (WCR), the seed sector is an often forgotten, ignored, or misunderstood part of the coffee industry, but one that plays a crucial role.WCR has been working with the genetic purity and traceability of seeds and seedlings. In East Africa, WCR has begun countrywide assessments of Arabica seed and nursery sectors, particularly in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. While Uganda and Kenya’s coffee industries have smaller footprints, WCR says an assessment of a country with a crop as large as Ethiopia’s is a huge undertaking. But this research will provide WCR and its national partners with a broad understanding of nursery operations within each country, their current practices, and where interventions and improvements need to be made.