Ethiopia Gets Its Teff Back After Long-Running Legal Battle

The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff - an ancient grain that forms the basis of Ethiopia's staple food, injera. This will enable Ethiopia to supply the product legally to the European market, an opportunity that will motivate farmers to produce more and thereby help the country earn due recognition.

  • Ethiopia:   Ethiopia Gets Its Teff Back

    allAfrica, 6 February 2019

    The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff - an ancient grain that forms the basis of… Read more »

Photo: A. Davey

Men and women harvest the Ethiopian staple grain teff in a roadside field between Axum and Adwa in Northern Ethiopia (file photo).

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