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August 23rd, 2018 /

Can an Ethiopian farmer benefit from the global export of this gluten-free supergrain without jeopardizing domestic consumption?

Not too long ago, teff, a gluten-free, nutrient-rich, 3,000-year-old grain native to Ethiopia, made international headlines when the world woke up to the potential of this poppy-sized wonder, instantly terming it as the next ‘supergrain’ and elevating it to the league of other exotic grains such as quinoa, farro and millet.

For teff’s global stardom to translate into a boon for majority of its poor Ethiopian growers, however, requires a series of initiatives to improve both its production and marketability. Read more