Daniel Gad – Mining Gold from Dirt

I saw this video on TEDx Addis. He argues food production in Ethiopia is profitable and can be done in an environmentally friendly way. Not sure if it’s all as easy as he describes it, specially when it comes to setting up and maintaining infrastructure and working under an authoritarian government. But a very encouraging talk nevertheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU9sp5anU_Y&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL447E34CE41874D3D

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. getere
    May 10, 2012 @ 19:04:51

    You still have great ideas waiting to be implemented. I was thinking about the FM radio today.

    He doesn’t say much about his own business. I frankly don’t know how imported products end up being cheaper.

    He does have his way of relating things…

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  2. tibebe
    May 08, 2012 @ 16:26:36

    ready-made doro wot and other kinds of wot. hey! that was my idea man 👿 so was the injera and even though you fail to mention it, yeQebir asfetsami dirijit –it has got all to do with dirt.

    i have seen small beginnings on all three fronts. the rat bastards beat me to it! kudos anyways!

    actually, i buy addis mojo oil,omega 😉 but still, i don’t blame people for buying imported brands because they are way cheaper. may be daniel addresses/is addressing this issue here. i have not yet finished watching the video.

    and what with the jibes at gilgel gibe and calling condominiums gulags?

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