Rajeev Kumar Sharma is the general manager of Anmol Products Ethiopia, an Indian based company engaged in paper converting business in Ethiopia since 2009. The company was established with ETB 76 Million. The Indian investor also serves as deputy chairman of Indian Business Forum, an institution established in Ethiopia to represent Indian investors in different platforms. EBR sat down with Sharma, who was also part of the Ethiopian business delegate that went to India last year, to learn more about the trade and investment relationship between the two countries, the existing challenges and what both countries are doing to uplift the level of partnership.

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Despite its huge potential, little attention has been given for the coffee sub sector in Ethiopia, in which close to 30Pct of the population are engaged directly and indirectly. But in recent years, government started to step up in order to boost coffee production and export as well as promoting value added coffee. One of the steps is re-establishing the Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development and Marketing Authority last year. The Authority, which is accountable to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is expected to enhance the sector’s development as well as making Ethiopian coffee and tea products competent in the global market. EBR’s Mikiyas Tesfaye spoke to Sani Redi, Director General of the Authority, about the changes that are coming to the coffee sub sector.

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Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin (PhD) is one of the most well known Ethiopian economists living today. The Stanford-trained businesswoman is perhaps best known for conceptualizing, founding and running the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), which provides buyers and sellers of agricultural products an organized marketplace in which to trade goods. She’s received numerous awards and accolades for her work in agricultural economics, including being invited to participate in the 2012 G8 Summit, where she spoke to world leaders about how the private sector can help reduce poverty and food insecurity. She’s also given ‘TED Talks,’ in which she’s spoken about the merits of opening commodity exchanges throughout Africa. EBR’s Amanyehun Sisay spoke to her about the new company she founded, eleni LLC. She says Africa needs more exchanges to modernize agricultural marketing, help reduce food insecurity and improve the lives of farmers across the continent. Her economic philosophy, she says, is rooted in having Africans solve Africa’s problems. The following is an excerpt.

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