Hoes before Bros

This is a New blog from the founder of Caracas Chronicles, Francisco Toro. It seems he is applying the same hard nosed, common sensical approach to this new subject, which so definitely needs it!!

Campaign for Boring Development

Walk through any African village and the one thing you will see in virtually every farming home is a short hoe.

They’re not there because a Western NGO distributed them. They weren’t thought up by a hotshot industrial designer in a cool loft in New York or Barcelona or Berlin. They’re mostly made by local ironsmiths using technology that would’ve been familiar to someone doing the same job 500 years ago. And yet, everybody has one.


Because the hand hoe is the Swiss Army Knife of the African farm.  

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