Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison in Gambella
Jakob Pouch says his community in Gambella hasn’t benefited from a nearby commercial farm. Photograph: William Davison via The Guardian
As dusk envelops the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, a weary Jakob Pouch sits on a jerry can, resting his chest against a wooden staff. The 45-year-old evangelical preacher from the Nuer community has just made the three-hour walk from the banks of the Baro river, where he tends to his large family’s small plot of corn. His daughters are preparing cabbage and cobs to be cooked on an open fire.
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