A Commodities Exchange for Ethiopia

"How can markets be developed in rural Africa to harness the power of innovation and entrepreneurship?"

Economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin outlines her ambitious vision to found the first commodities market in Ethiopia. Her plan would create wealth, minimize risk for farmers and turn the world's largest recipient of food aid into a regional food basket.

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Eleni Gabre-Madhin

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jose luis

- Jul 17, 2022
muy bueno

Mahaman Mourtala

- Nov 2, 2021


- Feb 1, 2021


- Nov 15, 2020
very interesting

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 4, 2020
Food security


- Mar 30, 2020

Andradiet I.J

- Dec 6, 2019
She was the main driving force behind the development of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). The first modern commodity exchange in Sub-Saharan Africa (outside of South Africa) — one that now connects 3.5 million Ethiopian smallholder farmers to markets and is supported by modern supply-chain infrastructure. In the first half of 2017 alone the exchange traded contracts of coffee, sesame, white pea beans, green mung beans, red kidney beans, wheat and maize, valued at about 10 billion birr, or about $440 million. The establishment of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange is an important component within the overall development of this large country of 100 million people.


- Apr 22, 2019
Excellent movements toward food production


- Apr 7, 2019
Improving Infrastructure Regulation


- Apr 1, 2019
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