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Archive: Eleni Gabre-Madhin on TED.com

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For the next week, we’re presenting some of our favorite TEDTalks from among the 270+ talks and performances we’ve posted since June 2006. Look for brand-new TEDTalks starting August 18. Until then, enjoy these gems — and suggest your own by writing to contact@ted.com or joining the conversation on TED.com.

At the 2007 TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania, economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin outlines her ambitious vision to found the first commodities market in Ethiopia. Her plan would create wealth, minimize risk for farmers and turn the world’s largest recipient of food aid into a regional food basket. On April 2008, the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) opened for trading. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 20:46)

Watch Eleni Gabre-Madhin’s 2007 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances.

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