False Banana: Is Ethiopia’s Enset ‘Wondercrop’ for Climate Change?

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  • Enset or “false banana” is a relative to the banana that is eaten in one part of Ethiopia.
  • Although the banana-like fruit of the plant is inedible, the starchy stems and roots can be fermented and used to make porridge and bread.
  • Scientists are saying that this plant could be the new superfood as it has the potential to food more than 100 million people, especially those experiencing the effects of climate change.

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