Ed Levi just returned from a trip to Ethiopia, where he completed his Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignment working with two different beekeeping organizations. The trainees are eager to start putting his recommendations into place and to see their beekeeping activities flourish as a result. Reflecting on his trip, Ed says:
I always gain from meeting new friends, learning more about other cultures and learning other ways of seeing beekeeping as an enterprise. We came out of these trainings with true cross-culture warmth. My greatest joy of doing these assignments is coming away feeling that my knowledge and experience can be adapted to local conditions and that the lives of individuals, families and communities can be enhanced. Whenever possible, I appreciate hearing about the improvements that have been actualized as well as the problems that have been encountered. This group truly showed excitement in learning new concepts. I would love to see these concepts turn into true gains.
Ed in action:
Receiving a gift from his host: