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Indigenous adaptation strategies for improving land degradation in Ethiopiafeedproxy.google.com | 04 May 2012
In spite of Ethiopias widespread poverty and weak capacity for resilience against climate change, one region has used indigenous adaptation strategies to combat land degradation. People in the Tigray highland region of the country have mobilized collective action to manage land degradation...
Ethiopia and Mali set to advance renewable energy plansAfrican Development Bank | 23 Apr 2012
Ethiopia and Mali are set to begin preparing renewable energy projects specified in their investment plan under the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) after successfully achieving investment plan endorsement from the SREP sub-committee at their meeting on 8 March 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. SREP is a program of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) of which the African Development Bank (AfDB) is an implementing agency.
African Heads of State Mark 40th Anniversary of UNEPUNEP | 07 Feb 2012
Heads of state from over thirty African countries have taken part in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held during the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. "Looking to the future, UNEP is a pioneer of the green economy,...
Energy Solutions: Solar Power in EthiopiaEnvironment South Africa | 31 Jan 2012
In this Earth Focus report, solar power is replacing kerosene in rural Ethiopia with benefits for health, education and small business development. read full article
World: Social Protection and Climate Resiliencefeedproxy.google.com | 24 Jan 2012
Source: Department for International Development, Institute of Development Studies, UN Economic Commission for Africa, World Bank Country: World, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo (the),...
Ethiopia: Drought, Floods Impacting on EducationAllAfrica.com | 18 Jan 2012
IRIN (Nairobi)-Parts of Ethiopia are still reeling from the effects of recent drought, flooding, conflict or a combination of the three, resulting in increased numbers of children dropping out of school, say officials.
Adopting Renewable Energy and Investing in the Environment ?African Development Bank | 27 Oct 2011
Les pays en développement, notamment africains nont pas une responsabilité engagée dans les émissions de CO2. Toutefois, cela ne doit pas les écarter de lexploitation des ressources renouvelables. Cest le consensus qui sest dégagé des discussions consacrées aux énergies renouvelables et aux questions environnementales de la Conférence économique africaine en cours, à Addis-Abeba.
AFRICA: Gov'ts Fail to Invest in Hungriest, Poorest Regionsips.org | 21 Oct 2011
CHANGWON, South Korea, Oct 21 (IPS) – For millennia, people have coped with drought in the Horn of Africa, comprised mainly of drylands. Yet today, more than 13 million people there are starving because of political instability, poor government policies and failure to invest in the world's poorest people, say experts here in Changwon.
Land deals in Ethiopia bring food self-sufficiency, and prosperityGuardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2011
Foreign investments help Ethiopia to develop, and provide knowledge, skills and taxes. The Ethiopian government's absolute prime concern is ensuring food self-sufficiency at both national and household level. The first has already been attained and we are now working towards the second. Eighty-five...
Ethiopia: Reducing TB risk in Addis Ababafeedproxy.google.com | 23 Mar 2011
Health officials in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, are concerned about the spread of tuberculosis in the city's crowded public transport networks and tightly packed "DSTV [satellite television] houses" where ardent fans come to watch English and Spanish football.
Ethiopia at centre of global farmland rushGuardian Unlimited | 21 Mar 2011
Locals move out as international contractors seize opportunities offered by government to lease farmland at knockdown rates. It's the deal of the century: £150 a week to lease more than 2,500 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of virgin, fertile land - an area the size of Dorset – for 50 years. Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global says it had not even seen the land when it was offered by the Ethiopian government with tax breaks thrown in.
EAST AFRICA: La Niña-induced drought "to affect millions"IRIN News | 21 Feb 2011
Since November, East African countries have registered serious drought conditions that are likely to worsen in coming months. According to data recently released by the World Meteorological Organization, the La Niña weather effect is largely responsible.
ETHIOPIA: Aid appeal for pastoralist regionsIRIN News | 09 Feb 2011
Poor rains, especially in the Somali and Oromiya regions of Ethiopia, have led to food shortages and prompted the government and its international partners to appeal for US$226.5 million in relief aid for almost three million people, a government official said. "Although the overall improvement in...
The wealth and gender distribution of rural services in Ethiopiafeedproxy.google.com | 08 Feb 2011
Over the past several years, the Ethiopian government has committed a substantial portion of the public budget to expanding public services and infrastructure in rural areas. This paper assesses who exactly is benefiting from this public spending. To do so, this paper undertakes a public...
Ethiopia: Humanitarian requirements-2011 - Joint Government and Humanitarian Partners' Documentfeedproxy.google.com | 08 Feb 2011
The overall good performance of the 2010 belg and meher rains contributed to improving the food security situation in areas that benefit from the seasonal rains, apart for some pockets in the eastern lowlands areas. The food security situation is, however, deteriorating in the south and south eastern pastoral and agro-pastoral areas following poor performance of the 2010 deyr/hagaya rains (October to December), which has resulted in water and pasture shortage.