How women agronomists in Ethiopia have improved the lives of coffee farmers, as well as their own.
Ethiopia sure has a lot to thank their women agronomists for. They’re working with coffee farmers to improve their crops, which are now doing so well that some of the farmers have been able to move from traditional huts to better quality houses, send their children to school and buy cows, which help diversify income. With Nespresso’s support, 37 of Ethiopia’s 105 TechnoServe-trained agronomists are now women. Not only are these remarkable women improving the gender gap, they’re an inspiration to other women. We speak to some of these coffee champions.
What amazes me about this job is looking at farmers who’ve adopted the techniques I’ve shown them and seeing how their lives are changed.