ABOUT US

Our Vision

Prana strives to be a model of sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, providing nutritious food while nurturing the land.

Join us as we cultivate dreams and grow sustainably with Prana, believing in the power of agriculture to make a positive impact. Together, we can create a future where farming practices harmonize with nature and contribute to the well-being of the surrounding communities.

Our Vision

Prana strives to be a model of sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, providing nutritious food while nurturing the land.

Join us as we cultivate dreams and grow sustainably with Prana, believing in the power of agriculture to make a positive impact. Together, we can create a future where farming practices harmonize with nature and contribute to the well-being of the surrounding communities.

The Team

Esayas Elias Churko

Esayas is the founder of Prana. He studied toxicology in Ethiopia and in the Netherlands, then he decided to focus on agriculture. His ambition is to create a sustainable large farm enterprise and to establish a farming school, to transfer the knowledge to motivated pupils.

Selamwit Churko

Salamwit is Esaya’s youngest sister. She is specialised in animal husbandry, which she studied at the university in Sodo. Selamwit is currently working in a state-owned farm, so Prana is for her a great opportunity to start working on her own.

Sesay Churko

Sesay is an entrepeneur who has been working as a civil engineer. He was involved in agriculture-related projects with multiple crops and he specialized on irrigation. He wishes to use his skills to work at Prana and also design the farm’s buildings.

The Team

Selamwit Churko

Salamwit is Esaya’s youngest sister. She is specialised in animal husbandry, which she studied at the university in Sodo. Selamwit is currently working in a state-owned farm, so Prana is for her a great opportunity to start working on her own.

Esayas Elias Churko

Esayas is the founder of Prana. He studied toxicology in Ethiopia and in the Netherlands, then he decided to focus on agriculture. His ambition is to create a sustainable large farm enterprise and to establish a farming school, to transfer the knowledge to motivated pupils.

Sesay Churko

Sesay is an entrepeneur who has been working as a civil engineer. He was involved in agriculture-related projects with multiple crops and he specialized on irrigation. He wishes to use his skills to work at Prana and also design the farm’s buildings.

Our Story

2013

While studying at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Esayas embarked on a transformative journey. He took a side job at Ekoboerderij de Lingehof, an organic biodynamic farm. This experience reignited his childhood farming passion and forged a lasting friendship with the farmer André.

2018

After his studies, Esayas returned to Ethiopia dreaming of starting his own farm. With the support of André and a small group of Dutch farmers and friends from the Netherlands, he began the search for suitable land. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Esayas persevered in his quest.

2022

Finally, after a few years of search, he was granted 40 hectares of fertile land in Sodo city, Ethiopia. This marked the beginning of the farm. While there is still much work ahead, Prana is gradually but tirelessly working towards the establishment of a stable and thriving agricultural venture.