"It is good." -- Ethiopian women react to Pepper Eater prototype. An estimated 400,000 women in Ethiopia process peppers by hand; a laborious procedure that turns peppers into higher-value products of dried flakes, seeds, and powder. The Pepper Eater (featured in National Geographic) is a device in development that mills dried peppers with a hand-crank much faster and safer than the traditional method of flaking peppers by hand.
A short film from by The African Biodiversity Network (ABN), and The Gaia Foundation (UK). Narrated by Ghanaian born, British actor Hugh Quarshie.This film documents a unique process being carried out annually in Botswana, Africa.Over one week, a group of creative African community workers and change makers are brought together to discuss and experience some of the rich traditional heritage of their continent and to discuss what part this should play in each of their countries futures.Thanks…
Reviving Our Culture, Mapping Our Future by The ABN and The Gaia Foundation. The story behind a group of indigenous communities from around the world, who are using new methods to communicate their message to the rest of the world.
Cellphones can make a difference in agriculture. African farmers are learning the real price of seeds and fertilizer and the real market value of their products because of cellphones, writes Ralph C. Martin.