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Ethiopia’s China-Inspired Agro-Processing Strategy

Workers at Welele honey are pictured packaging honey for sale at the companies’ main processing plant in Mekele, Ethiopia. ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER / AFP

In August 2019 Melange Coffee Roasters, a family-owned Ethiopian coffee processing company inaugurated a new plant in Addis Ababa. With an investment of 1.37 million USD, the plant immediately began exporting processed, powdered packages of Ethiopia’s world-renowned coffee to China and South Africa.

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