Ethiopia is prepared to ink agreements which total USD 200 million to supply wheat to non-governmental organizations including the World Food Program. Agreements to sell 3 million quintals of wheat have already been signed with six countries including Kenya and Sudan.
The country expects to produce 52 million quintals of wheat during the current Ethiopian year. It was able to produce 110 million quintals during the last rainy season. The local demand for wheat is registered to be 97 million quintals.
More than three million farmers across Oromia, Amhara, Somali, and Afar Regional States are engaged in wheat production. The Ministry of Agriculture revealed in December last year that it was working to cultivate 32 million hectares of land for wheat production this Ethiopian year.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency and Fana BC