Amasaganalo Ethiopia!

 The crew who spent a long day plowing and preparing the land at Debre Zeit research center. South of Addis Ababa.

The crew who spent a long day plowing and preparing the land at Debre Zeit research center. South of Addis Ababa.

This is to mark the end of a two week trip to Ethiopia working with Agricultural Transformation Agency. It has been quiet a trip with visits to different spots to check out soil conditions and talk to farmers. 

Highlights of the trip include learning how to Mogolgol (flatten and prepare the land for planting), operating an ox driven plow, being generously fed by farmers including injera bread, beats stew, lentil stew, fresh yogurt with spices, and local - and totally opaque - beer!

So glad that holidays are coming up and there will be ample time for sorting the photos and sharing some of the happiest portraits ever. 

I have been blogging more regularly (here and here) on IDEO.org. Check out our project blog for regular updates. The making part has just begun!

 Teff fields as far as the eye can see.

Teff fields as far as the eye can see.