Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Renowned agronomist speaks at Ethiopia fundraiser

Ottawa Citizen

In September 1994, renowned Ethiopian scientist Melaku Worede was invited to give a talk to a packed house at the Addis Café on Wellington Street, owned and managed by his compatriot, Solomon Dawit.

Worede was awarded the 1989 Right Livelihood Award (the alternative Nobel Prize) for bringing to light the role that farmers in Ethiopia and elsewhere have played for millennia in developing the thousands of food crop varieties that the rest of humanity depends on to this very day.
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