From Barclays Bank report on prospects for investment in Ethiopia, October, 1985 (the time of Live Aid and the reports of millions of dying people):

“The chief cash crop is coffee, grown on the plateaux in the south-west, providing around 60% of the country’s total export earnings. Output in the 1984/85 harvest is expected to be some 20% down on the previous season at 160,000 tonnes. Additionally, transport difficulties arising from the diversion of vehicles for drought relief are hindering exports.”

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