Black cumin is widely grown in Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, and SNNPR. Sudan, Djibouti and the United Arab Emirates are major importers of black cumin. Black cumin is one of the spices to join the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) in 2014. Farmers, cooperatives and suppliers need to increase their productivity through careful preparation and monitoring of the product, as it is now in high demand in the international market says ECX.

Black cumin is a crop that grows in the highlands of Ethiopia from 1,500 to 2,500 meters above sea level. The average crop reaches a height of 25 to 60 cm. Black cumin is used for seasoning, cooking oil and medicine.


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