Researcher, writer and food consultant Abena joins Michelle to discuss ancestral Ghanaian foods. Abena talks about collecting the narratives of our ancestral foods, documenting the knowledge of farmers in Bolgatanga Upper East Region, valuing African traditions as equal, prioritizing the voices of residents, women farmers, how to NOT replicate colonial behaviours, how we can support small scale farmers and much more!
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Abena Offeh-Gyimah is a writer, a researcher, a food consultant, and an advocate for an indigenous food sovereignty system. Abena’s passionate about preserving indigenous plants, seeds, and seeks to work in collaboration with small scale African farmers to grow and preserve ancestral foods.
Season 1 Transcripts
This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
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