A study conducted on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway line has found out the broader economic significance of the line prevails in freight and bulk shipments rather than passenger transportation, The Reporter has learnt.
A newly established coffee roasting firm which aims to export a value added and processed coffee, is about to export its first batch of roasted coffees with an immediate entry to Chinese and South African markets.
With the Ethiopian Horticultural industry on the rise and becoming an important source of foreign exchange to the nation, the Ethiopian Horticultural Producer Exporters Association in collaboration with Addis Ababa University has held a timely research conference on agro-logistics inside the Intercontinental Hotel last weekend.
Coffee exporters have been suffering from and grappling with theft and fear of escalated reputation distortion, as container pilferage continues to cause considerable losses to bagged and containerized coffee, The Reporter has learnt.
After years of debatable polices with regard to leather exports and value addition, the local tanneries and leather factories have once again voiced their frustration against the government on lack of support, incentives and its “favoritism” shown to foreign investors.