Ilan Ronen: The Food Paradox
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why is modern technology, such as drip irrigation actually bad for farmers in rural areas of Africa?
Ilan Ronen grew up on a kibbutz near Haifa, in Northern Israel. He studied agriculture in Israel and then engineering in the United States. For several decades he has been involved in research and development projects in East Africa, where he has advised governments and the military. At a school for orphans in Dekemhare, Eritrea, he implemented an education program teaching solar-water heating using locally available materials, instead of burning wood. Ronen is the founder and lead researcher of The Food Paradox project, whose aim is to provide food for the hungry with simple technology.
Ilan spoke with us about his project, and how solving the problem of hunger in rural areas of Africa may be simpler than we think.
Contact Ilan Ronen directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org