Agricultural Commodities

Agricultural Commodities

Sesame seeds

Ethiopia is one of the leading sesame seed producer and exporter countries in the world. China, India and Ethiopia are the top three sesame seeds producing country in the world. While China and India are the top consumer for sesame seed, Ethiopia exports almost all of its products to the rest of the world.

Red Kidney Bean

bean is one of the most important grain legumes grown in the low lands of Ethiopia, particularly in the Rift Valley. In these areas, white pea beans are grown for export purposes as well as for domestic consumption. Haricot bean is also a principal food crop particularly in the southern and eastern parts of Ethiopia.

White Pea Bean

The Ethiopian White Pea Bean is under the category of ―Haricot beans. The planting period of WPB should be set such that harvesting period falls during the dry season. The production period ranges from 85 to 120 days and 90 percent of the harvest is sold for export mainly to Europe.

Green mung beans

Green mung beans are small, ovoid (sometimes cylindrical) in shape with a bright green skin. They are new and emerging crops in Ethiopia with good results. It has been said that green mung beans grown in Ethiopia have good quality and they command a prime premium on the international market.

Chick Peas

Chickpea is Ethiopia’s third most important export legume after faba bean and haricot bean, generating a revenue of about USD 61 million annually, and making chickpea one of the main pulse crops in the country in terms of cropped area, total production and direct human consumption.

Soy bean

Soybean is one of the most important crops in Ethiopia. It contributes nearly 18% to the country’s total oil seed production and accounts for only 6% of the area planted to oil seeds.


In total, the 2021/22 wheat production from irrigated and rain-fed systems reached 7.0 million metric tons. As a result, Ethiopia did not import wheat in 2022. Currently, the government of Ethiopia is committed to moving the nation from a wheat importer to a net exporter by 2025/26.


In 2020, maize production for Ethiopia was 8,600 thousand tonnes. Maize production of Ethiopia increased from 971 thousand tonnes in 1971 to 8,600 thousand tonnes in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 7.60%.

Pinto Bean

Pinto bean one of the major pulses that serve as a rotational crop in cereal based cropping systems in the lowland areas.

White Pigeon Pea

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) locally called “yergib ater”.It was first introduced in Ethiopia before 18 years. it’s purpose was water and soil conservation lately it was adopted as animal feeding and humans food. Now a days it is becoming one of exportable commodity’s and only 10% is used for household consumption.


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