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One company monopolizes Ethiopia’s huge maize exports. Dupont-custom-made seeds lurk behind the yield/export miracle

11 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
While about ten million Ethiopians are hungry, the eyebrow raising story is that of the TPLF regime preparing to export hundreds and thousands tons of maize to drought affected East and Southern African countries.

Quoting the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Capital reports:

“EAGC reports estimates from the Agricultural Transformation Agency of over 1,000,000 metric tons of white maize surplus e available for export, a record bumper maize harvest amid a regional drought that poses a major challenge to the region’s food security outlook. In 2016, an estimated 40 million people in eastern, southern and Central Africa faced hunger due to similar conditions.

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