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Achenyo Idachaba explains how she turned a deadly plant into a thriving business in this TED Talk | WATCH



The water hyacinth may look like a harmless, even beautiful flowering plant — but it’s actually an invasive aquatic weed that clogs waterways, stopping trade, interrupting schooling and disrupting everyday life.

In this scourge, green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba who is the head of MitiMeth – a Nigeria-based company that makes handicrafts from aquatic weeds and other agro-waste, saw an opportunity.

Watch as she speaks on as she turns weeds into woven wonders.


  1. FasholasLover

    July 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Whao, such calm. Respect. I, will be standing on that podium someday.

  2. Miss Anonymous

    July 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Saw her on CNN African Voices once. I’m really gobsmacked how she came up with such an idea. Awesome!

  3. Next2new Bridal

    July 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Great story. Opportunities abound in developing countries

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