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Electronic trading boost for Ethiopia's coffee farmers


A commodities exchange run by the Ethiopian government and supported by the World Bank is helping protect about 12 million small-scale farmers from exploitation.

Prices agreed on the trading floor are transmitted round the world and the farmer is guaranteed payment within 24 hours.

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