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A-maize-ing progress in Ethiopia

A hunger-breaking crop?
  • Recognising progress
  • A hunger-breaking crop?
  • Creating demand
  • Nine ton harvest
  • Surplus for sale
  • Protein-rich for growing kids
  • The need for seed
  • Securing the supply

A hunger-breaking crop?

Maize is becoming a major staple food in Ethiopia as the price of teff (the traditional indigenous cereal) is rising. Strafford Twumasi-Afriyie believes that maize is a "hunger-breaking crop" for the highlands because it is simpler to grow and more productive than teff.

picture credit: CIMMYT

 

 

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