Ethiopia

August 12, 2016

Reviving East Africa’s handloom industry: Weaving the warp and woof

By Devika Jyothi East Africa has the potential to emerge as a major global destination for handloom and hand-woven textiles and apparels as well as other […]
August 5, 2016

Reaching the Wilting Point

By Irene Ebrahimi Darsinouei Ginger bacterial wilt disease has been discussed at length in previous blog posts. To recap: it is a disease that has infected […]
July 22, 2016

Weaving Livelihoods: Assessing East Africa’s Handloom Potential

By Devika Jyothi ‘We have the finest cotton, and yet we have no access to the market,’ said a woman weaver in Uganda. ‘We wait for […]
May 10, 2016

So, tell me what you want, what you really really want

By Irene Ebrahimi Darsinouei The spices interventions in Ethiopia are gaining ground. After a study tour through India and the start of a ginger pilot project […]