Ethiopia's Female Food Hero: Lessons from the US

Ethiopian Birtukan Dagnachew shares lessons learned from her visit to the United States.

Maximizing productivity of small lands, allowing women to participate in farming, and knowing different factors that affect agricultural yield were some of the lessons Ethiopia’s Female Food Hero Birtukan Dagnachew learned in her first visit to the United States.

“I have learned so much in America and I saw many things that pleased me,” she told Devex’s Kate Warren.

Organized by Oxfam, Female Food Heroes recognizes outstanding women who have made significant contributions to improve food security and agricultural practices in their communities. Birtukan won the award in 2013.

Watch the clip above where she shares more lessons from her trip and to know how the award has changed her life.

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