NDSU Extension Agronomist Shares Skills with Ethiopian Farmers

It’s no secret that external, international aid is necessary in certain parts of Africa. But what form that aid takes to make the most difference can be a mystery. With help from the US Agency for International Development, North Dakota State University has been able to put boots on the ground (perhaps ‘shovels in the ground’) in Ethiopia through Catholic Relief Services’ Farmer-to-Farmer program. NDSU Extension agronomist Hans Kandel showed Ethiopian farmers how best to space, rotate, and treat their crops; this is vitally important, as a family may only have a couple acres of land they must maximize it’s potential use value.

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