This is my first post so please go easy on me : ) My area of knowledge is coffee, I live and breath it. I can't speak for other industries, so this is specific to coffee. The cofffee value chain is incredibly disturbing. Coffee farmers WW, are facing numerous challenges, especially in Ethiopia.
What I struggle with is that technological innovation does not occur at the farm level. It's upstream. At the farm level is where I see an immense amount of opportunity for disruptive investments to be made to enhance farmer's livelihood and for positive environmental change to occur. Coffee farmers could have 2-3 additional streams of income if investment was made at this level.
Below is an article written on a technology I uncovered through a lot of research, super heated steam, that is likely applicable to other agriculture commodities. I'm hoping to bring this to Ethiopia. So... Read more