Ethiopia is the fourth largest producer of sesame seed in the world behind India, China and Sudan, while being the second largest sesame exporter after India.

483M In 2015, the country exported more than 270,000 metric tons of sesame seed, valued at USD 483 million.

Source: GAIN

893,883 Number of smallholder farmers actively participating in the production of sesame in Ethiopia.

Source: AGP

7000 In 2017, BENEFIT-SBN reached over 7000 sesame farmers from 71 cooperatives in Amhara and Tigray regions by providing financial literacy trainings.