Iâm in Ethiopia, filming an upcoming special called âEthiopia, Guatemala, Hunger, and Hopeâ â” and Iâve been learning a lot about smart development. Coffee is the biggest export here, but it only generates $700 million a year â” not much for a teeming country of 100 million people. Ethiopians would like to add a little value to their coffee by exporting it roasted, but the developed world makes it tough for the developing world to add value. We like our imported materials raw â” so we can make the big bucks. The industrialized worldâs aggressive trade policies are part of the structural poverty that keeps what some call the âTwo-Thirds Worldâ underdeveloped. Itâs thought-provoking â” and a good example of travel as a political act.