Diaspora

One of Our Own: Laureate Gebisa Ejeta

Dr. Gebisa Dances to his native Oromo cultural song at the 2009 World Food Prize on October 15 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Oromia, Ethiopia, got out of the seat and danced with Oromo performers who danced traditional Oromo dances during the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony. The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Oromia, Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains and enhanced the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.


Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia processes down the stair to the seat where he will accept his award.


The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia. Gov. Chet Culver applauds in the background during the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony.


Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia got up out of the seat and danced with some of the performers who danced traditional Oromo dances during the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony.


Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia got up out of the seat and danced with Oromo performers who danced traditional Oromo dances during the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony.

ejeta4

Video of 2009 Laureate Announcement Ceremony

Des Moines Register
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espfEejzOTM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCL08cTSM8Y


Comments

comments

About the author

admin

Leave a Comment