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Farmers attribute coffee income rise to new agri techniques, experts

Published on May 17, 2016

Farmer Kebede Germamo is from Chuma Kebelle of Dale Woreda told the visiting the Ethiopian Press Agency journalists that he has been engaged in maize production for many years for household consumption using traditional method. But, since 1995 he was massively cultivating coffee on his 4.5 hectares of land.

He said that applying the new agricultural techniques and expertise secured from the agricultural experts undertaking transplantation of 14,000 coffees over 4.5 hectares, false-banana on 1.5 hectare and different tress on 1.5 hectares.

He said that currently he has managed to collect coffee produces twice a year. " I am earning up to 95,000 Birr in one harvesting term from the sale of coffee to unions. I have now accumulated over 1.5 million Birr capital. "

Presently, the farmer said that he is looking forward to take advantages of the development of industrial parks in Hawassa and some other ideal places to plant a coffee processing company. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald