Maize or Corn

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Library: Peace Corps: Agriculture : Agriculture and the Peace Corps: February 25, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Agriculture: Maize: Boston University: On a trip to Ethiopia in 1986, James McCann was puzzled: the country’s agricultural landscape had been transformed since he first visited as a Peace Corps volunteer in the early 1970s. "Everyone was planting maize,” says the CAS and GRS history professor. “Maize is the most drought-prone crop one could grow.” : Maize or Corn

By Leo Cecchini ( - on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 11:36 am: Edit Post

Corn, or as the author of this article calls it maize, is basically a crop to feed to animals, usually cattle. Surely the author remembers that Ethiopians are cattle men first and planters second.

Leo Cecchini
RPCV Asmara, Eritrea - 1962-64

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