Potatoes may have been the first vegetable grown in space but in remote parts of Ethiopia, the effects of this staple food are truly out of this world!
Implemented by our potato programme to diversify livelihood options for farmers in highland areas this incredibly versatile crop is now being grown by 5,000 families! The humble spud is useful for nutrition, as well as income generation and with high productivity on a small amount of land, these very aPEELing vegetables are truly improving the lives of many.
Gift in action
Mehamed Ahimed Ali (15) shows some of the potatoes from his family's successful harvest thanks to Concern. The Potato programme was implemented to diversify livelihood options of farmers in the highland area. It first started in 2007 with 16 farmers and selected to demonstrate the success of growing potatoes. Now all households are using it as one of their crops as it is useful for nutrition as well as income generation, household consumption, and seed purposes.
This gift goes towards our Livelihoods programme.
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