Ethiopia: Ethiopian-Grown Teff Flour Coming to a Supermarket Near You
Ethiopia is preparing to export limited amounts of teff flour to the United States and other foreign markets to capitalize on the growing demand for gluten-free grain products. Exports are expected to begin in early 2016 with annual totals the first year expected to reach between 6,000-8,000 metric tons. To avoid potential inflationary pressure from the export of teff flour, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) will tightly control the volumes produced for export. In addition, to meet foreign countries’ import requirements, the GOE will institute the proper food safety and quality-based measures.