Ethiopia Goes to Top Court to Get Teff Patent from Dutch Firm

A 2005 agreement between Ethiopia and the Dutch firm gave it access to 12 teff varieties to develop new teff-based products for the European market. The company was to share the proceeds with Ethiopia, instead Health and Performance Food International patented the teff, and now the case is going before the International Court of Arbitration, writes Haftu Gebrezgabiher for the Ethiopian Herald.



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A Falasha villager in Wolleka shows how injera, using a teff flour batter, is made.

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