Abayneh is the last of the ‘4 A’s’ that accompanied us up into the Ethiopian highlands to help us help our FairChain farmers optimise the use of their lands. Like the other ‘A’s, Abayneh is a top student at Jimma University where he specialises in the breeding and genetics of coffee plant seedlings. How’s that for an academic specialty?
Just 29 years old, born and raised in Kaffa, Abayneh is incredibly experienced in his field thanks largely to his 4-plus years of experience at the Bonga research center situated in the heart of Kaffa.
He’s set to receive his Master in Science next year, at which point, we predict, he’ll single-handedly increase the Ethiopian coffee yield by two!