The regional agriculture office announced that more than 44 million coffee seedlings have been prepared to increase coffee production and productivity in the central region of Ethiopia. Usman Surur, agricultural cluster coordinator, told Ena news agency that by expanding coffee cultivation in special zones and districts of the region, it is planned to increase farmers’ income and foreign exchange earnings.
Thus, he said, more than 44 million coffee seedlings were prepared for planting in spring and autumn. To realize the coffee development plan, farmers and experts are encouraged to prepare quality coffee plantation pits, prepare natural fertilizers or compost, and plant coffee shade trees.
Usman also highlighted that in addition to the existing coffee growing areas in the region, more and more lands are being dedicated to coffee cultivation in new special zones and districts. [Da Redazione InfoAfrica]
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