argylesock says… Here’s the story of Ethiopia’s temperate fruit orchards.




Addis Fortune source:


Once Invisible Apples Have a Bite of Ethiopia’s Fruit Market

Following the growing production of local apples, street fruit vendors have surrounded the city, where consumers can easily buy the fruit for cheap prices.

Abdulrezak Akmel has been working as a travelling fruit vendor in the Anwar Mosque area of Merkato for the last six years. He has recently added fresh local apples to his list of fruits with the recent rise in demand for them.

Though apple was introduced to Ethiopia in the 1940s, production on a large scale is still in its infant stages. It is only recently that vested international and local interest has brought growth and change to the sector.


Abdulrezak Akmel earns his living as a travelling fruit vendor in Merkato. He focuses on the bustling area around Anwar…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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