Calestous Juma was born in Port Victoria, on the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria. Floods constantly inundated his family’s village. One day, as residents of the village were pondering how to replant local crops that were destroyed by a devastating flood, Calestous’s father introduced a new plant known as cassava. Many people were against the cassava, because they knew so little about it. Such experiences influenced Calestous to focus his work on how to spread innovation around the world and why people oftentimes resist it. Listen in to his incredibly enlightening story and thoughts tonight at 9pm EST on Incito. Connect with Calestous on Twitter @Calestous.
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