This Business Opportunity Report discusses the Ethiopian spices sector, outlines the Ethiopian spices value chain, and identifies opportunities for each spice. The spices included are: turmeric, chili, ginger, black pepper, black cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and black cardamom.
Most of the spices produced in Africa are consumed within the continent, but this trend is changing. In 2013, more than 23% of the traded value of spices was inter-continental, while in 2019, the share of the intercontinental spice trade was only 11%. Today, Ethiopia is one of the largest consumers of spices in Africa. Ethiopia grows many spices, which are used for flavouring, and the production of medicines and perfumes. Ethiopia produces more than 50 spices from the 109 spices listed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The Business Opportunity Report for the spices sector in Ethiopia (2020) was written by ENTAG. ENTAG is part of the BENEFIT programme, implemented by Wageningen University and Research, with the support of the Royal Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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