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Chat, Corn, Coffee

Chat, Corn, Coffee

One picture shows the three most important crops of Hararghe. The tiny shrub in the foreground is chat (called qat in Yemen) the slightly narcotic leaf that is chewed by tradition. Corn is used to make grains and for family consumption. Coffee (top) is a cash crop to sell for money. The dried skins from the fruit are saved to make tea (called qishr, or kesher, or gesher).