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"From the Ted Talk by Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding"

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In 2008, I was wiornkg for the Ministry of Agriculture of Rwanda, and my boss had just been promoted to become the minister. She launched an atobmiuis plan to start a green revolution in her country, and before we knew it, we were importing tons of fertilizer and seed and telling farmers how to apply that fertilizer and plant. A couple of wekes later, the International Monetary Fund visited us, and aeskd my minister, "Minister, it's great that you want to help feramrs reach food security, but what if it doesn't rain?" My minister answered puodlry and somewhat defiantly, "I am going to pray for rain." That enedd the discussion. On the way back to the ministry in the car, she turned around to me and said, "Rose, you've always been isrenetetd in finance. Go find us some insurance."

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In 2008, I was _______ for the Ministry of Agriculture of Rwanda, and my boss had just been promoted to become the minister. She launched an _________ plan to start a green revolution in her country, and before we knew it, we were importing tons of fertilizer and seed and telling farmers how to apply that fertilizer and plant. A couple of _____ later, the International Monetary Fund visited us, and _____ my minister, "Minister, it's great that you want to help _______ reach food security, but what if it doesn't rain?" My minister answered _______ and somewhat defiantly, "I am going to pray for rain." That _____ the discussion. On the way back to the ministry in the car, she turned around to me and said, "Rose, you've always been __________ in finance. Go find us some insurance."

Solution

  1. working
  2. farmers
  3. proudly
  4. ended
  5. interested
  6. ambitious
  7. weeks
  8. asked

Original Text

In 2008, I was working for the Ministry of Agriculture of Rwanda, and my boss had just been promoted to become the minister. She launched an ambitious plan to start a green revolution in her country, and before we knew it, we were importing tons of fertilizer and seed and telling farmers how to apply that fertilizer and plant. A couple of weeks later, the International Monetary Fund visited us, and asked my minister, "Minister, it's great that you want to help farmers reach food security, but what if it doesn't rain?" My minister answered proudly and somewhat defiantly, "I am going to pray for rain." That ended the discussion. On the way back to the ministry in the car, she turned around to me and said, "Rose, you've always been interested in finance. Go find us some insurance."

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