Devex Listed Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin Among The Five Powerful Women Changing The World

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HOW DO YOU HELP MILLIONS OF FARMERS IN A NATION PRONE TO FOOD CRISES? IF YOU’RE ELENI, YOU EMPOWER THEM WITH REAL-TIME MARKET DATA, ELECTRONIC RECEIPTS AND NEXT-DAY PAYMENT CLEARING. HER CREATION, THE ETHIOPIA COMMODITY EXCHANGE (ECX), IS NOW HAILED AS AN INNOVATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL MODEL. BY LINKING TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, ETHIOPIAN FARMERS GET A FAIR PRICE FOR THEIR CROPS AND INCENTIVES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY. NOW THIS STANFORD TRAINED ECONOMIST IS LOOKING TO REPLICATE HER SUCCESS, BRINGING COMMODITY EXCHANGES THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

FOUNDER, ETHIOPIA COMMODITY EXCHANGE