19 Oct '11, 4am

For his determined efforts to help Eritreans make positive use of their challenging environment, Sato, an...

An eminent biologist and the author of more than 150 scientific publications, Gordon Sato has dedicated much of the past ten years – and US$400,000 of his own money – to establish a multi-faceted agricultural programme in Eritrea, with the cultivation of mangroves as the main activity. For his determined efforts to help Eritreans make positive use of their challenging environment, Sato, an energetic and imaginative 74-year-old, has been selected as a Rolex Laureate. The reasons for Sato’s commitment to Eritrea date back to the 1980s and even further. During the Second World War, the United States government held Sato, a teenager at the time, and his Japanese-American family in Manzanar, an internment camp in the Californian desert. Four decades later, during the last few years of Eritrea’s 30-year struggle for independence, Sato recognised parallels between the way Ethiopi...

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