Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:30

Geological Agriculture Comes to Arsi University

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Bedilu Demissie Zeleke Conducts Research on the Theories of Geological Agriculture – Successfully Germinates Maize in Rocks in Ethiopia During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mr. Bedilu Demissie a staff of Arsi University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Department of Agricultural Economics makes scientific breakthrough in Ethiopia by cultivating maize seeds in Ethiopia rock samples provided by the Arsi Zone Mineral Development Office. Mr. Bedilu Demissie is investigating a new area of research called Geological Agriculture (GeoAg) – the study and application of growing plants in the rocks without soils and fertilizers. The concept of GeoAg was discovered by Richard Campbell graduate of Morehouse College who published the book River Stones row Plants in 2017 outlining the history of Geological Agriculture. Mr. Bedilu Demissie has been in collaboration with Richard Campbell via webinars since January 2020 and has now successfully replicated the GeoAg method growing maize in Ethiopia rocks.

Mr. Bedilu Demissie is announcing his membership into the Academic Association of Geological Agriculture (AAGAR), a collective of faculty members researching the theories of GeoAg including researchers from Tennessess State University, and Morgan State University, USA. He will lead Arsi University’s efforts in advancing Geological Agriculture research in Ethiopia and advise the AAGAR chapter at Arsi University when the University reopens to students after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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