Somalis now grow coffee in a land 1000000x smaller than most Galla growers, yet Somalis make 1000x more profit.
The farmers in the Al–Madow mountain range, stretching west from Bossaso to the northwest of Erigavo, are forced to use donkeys to transport their coffee beans to an accessible transit point, where they pay commercial lorries for onward transport to the northern port city of Bossaso.
Mukhtar Abdullahi Isse, who lives in Dadan village, has two plots measuring 2.5 hectares with 5,000 coffee trees. He inherited the farm from his parents and has been growing coffee for 18 years.
“This year we are hoping to get a good harvest as the area received adequate rainfall. After selling this produce, I expect to make $5,000–6,000 from each plot,” he said.
That's pure business; 5,000 trees = $10,000-$12,000.
Every tree: $2-$2.40
Gallas don't even get paid 5cents per kg.
Even in Gallaland, many exporters are Somalis.
Abdullahi Hogsaday, Harrar Horse.
Poor Galla just a labourers mentality.