Go Back and Get it Right

Chef Selassie Atadika is fighting for forgotten crops.

Selassie Atadika grew up in Ghana and was raised on a traditional and diverse diet. After spending time in the US working with the United Nations, Selassie came back to a very different food culture five years ago.

“There was rice everywhere,” says Selassie, mostly surprised to find that a lot of the rice was coming from outside of Ghana. Last year, Ghana spent 1.1 billion US dollars on the import of rice. “What if we invested that money in Ghana instead?” wondered Selassie.

Rice production uses a lot of water, so Selassie started looking into more climate-friendly crops.

Find out what she is focusing on now in this interesting talk from the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019.

Tune inEAT’s podcast episode with Selassie Atadika.

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