Farming in Ethiopia
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 106 , Segment 4
Episode: Drugs and Politics in Mexico, Antipsychotic Medications
- Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm
- 17:36 mins
Michael Sloan is a social entrepreneur and a business professor at San Diego State University. He and his team have developed an award-winning concept to create portable thresholders for farmers in Ethiopia. In the small, rural town of Simbo, Ethiopia farming is life, but without modernized farming equipment it’s not an easy one. The traditional method of harvesting grain takes hours of work, lots of manpower, and produces a measly 2 lbs. of grain. Many times people aren’t even able to harvest enough grain to feed themselves, let alone sell any for profit, and children often miss school to help on the family farm.