Agricultural Solutions to Food Insecurity
Now, Alabaster, along with our partner, Girl Child Network in Kenya, has launched a new endeavor: The Enset Food Security Initiative to further understand Enset and its ability to grow and thrive in famine-prone regions, especially in farms led by indigenous women.
Alabaster is honored to be partnering with indigenous women in Ethiopia, specifically the Gamo Highlands, to learn more about Enset farming and practices since Enset is exclusively cultivated by women in Ethiopia. We will also be working with Enset experts from the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Arba Minch University in Ethiopia and researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya to conduct research and community surveys to establish Enset as a solution to food insecurity in the region.
To learn more about key milestones in our Enset Food Security Initiative, please click here: