Building an economic market in Ethiopia

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Building an economic market in Ethiopia

I am all about TED and right now cause True Light Resources is doing all the creative for iFEST 2008 – Out Of Africa… I am ALL about Africa.

So, I saw this addition on the TED blog today and thought I would share… pretty cool stuff!

Building an economic market in Ethiopia: Eleni Gabre-Madhin on

Economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin outlines her ambitious vision to found the first commodities market in Ethiopia. Her plan would create wealth, minimize risk for farmers and turn the world’s largest recipient of food aid into a regional food basket. "There is no place in the world and no time in history that small farmers have had to bear the burden of risk that African farmers bear today," she says. "But I’m not here to lament or wring my hands. I’m here to tell you that change is in the air." (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 20:46.)