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Ethiopian Niger Seed

Product Specification 

TOTAL PURITY98.5%
OTHER COMBINATION1.5%
MOISTURE8.0%

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Ethiopian Pinto Beans

Pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) one of the major pulses that serve as a rotational crop in cereal based cropping systems in the lowland areas. According to 2019 International Trade Center Data, the largest producers of Pinto beans globally are India, Myanmar and Brazil with 6.3, 5.4 and 3.0 million metric tons. These three countries account for 63.5 percent of the global Pinto beans production. 

Pinto beans production in Ethiopia shows a significant growth during the past two years According to the southern Nations Nationalities and people’s Bureau(2011 EC),the total pinto beans production for the year 2011 is 435,600 quintals. From 2010-2011, production volume increased by an annual average of 25%.currently the only producer of this commodity is SNNPR region.  

Export data from ERCA and National Bank of Ethiopia indicate that 2981 Metric ton of Pinto beans, with value of Birr 5.8 million were exported in 2010E.C, while in 2011EC, 7,801 metric ton was exported and 13.5 million Birr was earned. In the past two years, the main export destinations for Ethiopia’s Pinto beans have been Pakistan, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Germany, Russian and Czech Republic.

Harvesting and Marketing Seasons

September, October, November and December are the harvesting and marketing seasons for Pinto beans.

Ethiopia’s Pinto beans Export, Volume and Value

  • 2,981 metric tons, Average annual export volumes from 2010E.C.
  • 7,801 metric tons, worth more than 13.5 million Birr  exported in 2011E.C .
  • Ethiopia’s Pinto beans exports have mainly been destined to India, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania also imported the product from Ethiopia.
TOTAL DEFECTIVE 0.36%
SPLIT Nil
BROKEN/ SHRIVELED AND DAMAGE 0.36%
UNDERSIZE 1.39%
COLOR 1.90%
FOREIGN MATTER Nil
MOISTURE 13% max
FREE FROM WEEVIL , INSECTS, INFESTATION
BEAN COUNT 280 – 320 count / 100 gram

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Ethiopia Brown Chickpeas

Chickpea, locally known as Shimbra, is one of the major pulse crops in Ethiopia. According to CSA data (June 2015/16), the total production of Chickpea in 2009 E.C was 444,146 tons. Of this total production volume, approximately 25% is brought into the market as a surplus volume. 

The two major regions, Amhara and Oromia, make up more than 90% of the total supply of chickpeas followed by Tigray and SNNP. Though the local market classifies chickpeas into different categories using color, shape and origin of chickpea, the most common type of chickpea known by origin at Messalema market include: Gondar, Gojjam, Ade’a, Wolonkomy, and Becho. In general, chickpea production by type consists of 70% Desi and the rest 30% is Kabuli type chickpea. 

From the total Chickpea production in 2007 E.C, the marketable surplus volume of Kabuli was 34,346 tons and that of Desi was 80,141 tons. About 80% of the total surplus volume is destined for export market. Data sources from ERCA indicate that a total of 48,739 tons of chickpea valued at Birr 454.5 million was exported into different countries in 2014. During same period, the weighted average export price of chickpea was Birr 9,324 per ton compared to local market price of Birr 1,180 per ton. The main destinations for the Ethiopian chickpea in fiscal year 2007 E.C were India, Pakistan and UAE with market share of 35%, 34%, and 24% respectively. 

Chickpea Production Volume by Type: Ethiopian Chickpea production consists of 70% of Desi and the rest 30% is a Kabuli Chickpea type. From the total Chickpea production in 2009E.C, the marketable surplus of Kabuli was 34,346 tons and that of Desi was 80,141 tons. 

GRADE 2/3
TOTAL DEFECTIVE 0.8%/1.5%
SPLIT 1.0%/1.6%
BROKEN/ SHRIVELED AND DAMAGE 0.8%/1.5%
FREE FROM WEEVIL , INSECTS, INFESTATION
Shriveled 4.0% /8.0%
Cracked Seed Coat 5.0%/7.0%

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