Ethiopia’s super nutritious flavorful grain that grows in droughts and water logged soil has been reinvented, with other core crops, by Telegate Leoul. Seeing the majority of the world’s farmers increasingly making less to feed more on less land with rising labor and inputs, He sought an ideal agriculture with super plant, soil and water science so the poorest of the 2 billion, growing food for 8 billion, could affordably and easily be empowered .
After 45 years, key annual crops that must be planted every year, were naturally turned to perennials that reduce needs for equipment, fuel and labor like never in history. Kernza, a perennial wheat promoted by General Mills with 15 foot roots, is still a work in progress after 40 years of international agricultural research from Kansas to China. Cascadian Farms, Kernza crop failure, is a case in point.
Dr Joanne Chorey’s Ideal Plant Initiative and even 3 billion in assets, IndigoAg and Nori.com face similar challenges. Ethiopian Herald’s May 2018 article announced details of the ultra marathon won by him for local food security with ultra-yields and ultra-health nutrient profiles and unparalleled climate resistance that could make agronomy a fair and healthy world economy. With a 3 million Ethiopian government grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology and endorsements from 12 different Ethiopian ministers and 48 professors, his certified seeds of new era agriculture were approved to be freely given to all Ethiopian farmers for what the former prime minister said would be economic and health independence for Ethiopia, including coffee which originated there, along with Teff.
Then Abraham Tura, Technical Manager for Telegata’s, Re-nature Eternal Life Processing S.C., announced distribution was delayed indefinitely by Dr. Eng Gettereau Mekuria, Minister of Science and Technology. The 2016 National Gold Medals, as awarded for perennial sorghum auto re-growing each season for up to 7 years with 5 times conventional yields in the first season and advances in yields every year with up to 3 crops a year, Teff re-growing up to 2 years, millet up to 2, as well as beans. Our Ethiopian partner and owner of a 200 acre Teff farm is investigating. Text 936-728-2747 for the update.