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    Concerned about Ethiopia

    Is anyone else worried about the current political environment in Ethiopia? So far the coffee producing regions are far from the unrest, but these things sometimes spread.

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    Coffee growing is probably at the bottom of the food chain, I doubt if anybody will be interested in fighting for it.

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    I'm not worried that they will fight over it, but that fighting will disrupt supply, you know like Yemen.

    Not to mention that war is not good for the people of Ethiopia.
    Last edited by 211bma; 06-30-2019 at 12:04 PM.

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    99.9% of coffee producing countries are all 3rd world countries. And all the buyers (1st world countries) do not want them to develop or grow or even want to pay them more for the coffee. it has been that way since the beginning, so I do not think that nothing much will change.

    Even in Guatemala, 30 somewhat years of Civil war was based on this.
    Farmers rebel against Gov't for better working conditions and protection of their land. but eventually, CIA helped Guatemala Gov't to put them down.
    even now, whenever I travel to Huehuetenango region in Guatemala, most of workers are females since many of men were killed or disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 211bma View Post
    I'm not worried that they will fight over it, but that fighting will disrupt supply, you know like Yemen.

    Not to mention that war is not good for the people of Ethiopia.
    As we all know, Ethiopia is the origin of coffee and they are #1 best coffee country in the world. but Ethiopia is probably the most poor coffee producing country in the world at this time.

    as example, in Guatemala, coffee workers make between $7 to $8 per day.
    in Ethiopia, it is around $2 per day.

    One of the biggest reasons that those countries are not getting better is that "most of 1st world countries and coffee buying countries do not want them to grow and get better for very obvious reasons".

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    Or joined migrant caravans...
    Maybe the best solution is to let CIA take over so they don't need to migrate anymore.

 

 

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