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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.
Agric transformation to contribute to MDGsAfrica News | 28 Jan 2011
African agriculture is to contribute to the achievement of the MDGs through broad-based growth, food security, employment and poverty reduction. "It would need to transform from the current subsistence system to market oriented ones," the Director of Food Security and Sustainable Development (FSSD) of Economic Commission for Africa, Josue Dione, said in Addis Ababa.
ETHIOPIA: Pastoralists battling FGM/CIRIN News | 27 Jan 2011
Pastoralist communities in two districts of northeastern Ethiopia have outlawed female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), saying it causes serious health problems to the women and is against their culture, a local official said. The two districts are Amibara and Awash-Fentale in Afar region. We...
Ethiopia: Meles Threatens to Open Country's Trade to Foreign CompetitionAllAfrica.com | 26 Jan 2011
While members of the business community were appalled by the governments announcement last week of its decision to fix the prices of some imported and locally produced consumable items, consumers seem to concur that the state needs to interfere in prices. This frustration was echoed by a...
ETHIOPIA: Saving Rural Mothers Livesips.org | 15 Dec 2010
Nigist Abebe has grown in confidence over five years on the job. Today she is one of 34,000 rural health extension workers at the heart of Ethiopias primary health care strategy. One of her most important functions in Dengo Furda Kebele, the village she was born and raised in, is supporting women...
Ethiopia: City to Install New Kinds of Trash Cans at 110m Braddisfortune.com | 15 Dec 2010
The Cleansing Management Agency and Recycling and Disposal Project Office of Addis Abeba is to receive 110 million Br by the end of December 2010 from the city administration to install 1,700 waste disposal containers around the city. This came after the agency had submitted its proposal for the waste containers to the citys finance and economy office, which is mandated to allocate capital to agencies, according to Ermias Siyume, deputy manager and core process owner of the agency.
Topical Focus Page: Ethiopia: Taking the Disaster Out of DroughtAllAfrica.com | 02 Dec 2010
Addis Ababa — New automated weather stations could boost Ethiopia's fledgling agricultural insurance schemes, expanding the use of payouts triggered by abnormally low rainfall and reducing costly visual verification of yield losses.
Voices from the frontline of global warmingThe Independent | 28 Nov 2010
"It has been a great stress for us this period – a depressing time. Working all day on the wells that have no water, we're running out of patience. Before, we had predictable seasons: we knew the dry spells, but we also knew that rain would come. Now, over the past 10 years, the rains can't be...
Ethiopia: Taking the disaster out of droughtIRIN News | 25 Nov 2010
New automated weather stations could boost Ethiopia's fledgling agricultural insurance schemes, expanding the use of payouts triggered by abnormally low rainfall and reducing costly visual verification of yield losses. Some 85 percent of Ethiopians farm for a living, mostly on very small plots....
The East African: - News |African states can work with scientists to achieve responsible ...The East African | 23 Nov 2010
Ten years into the Millennium Development Goals, everyone is eager to pinpoint what will do most to power African progress. Good governance and education are strong candidates — as a minister in Ethiopias government since 2005 I am immensely proud of our education revolution, which increased numbers of primary school pupils by over 500 per cent between 1994/95 and 2008/09.
Egypt says "amazed" by Ethiopia's Nile remarksReuters | 23 Nov 2010
Egypt said it was "amazed" by Ethiopia's suggestion on Tuesday that Cairo might turn to military action in a row over the Nile waters, saying it did not want confrontation and was not backing rebels there.
ETHIOPIA: They Have Become Farmers of Treesips.org | 22 Nov 2010
They have spent the better part of their lives destroying the forest, but Kochito Gabre and his cohort are now the guardians of a UNESCO-recognised resource in the Ethiopian highlands. After shrinking to barely half its original size, the Kafa Forest is now a model for sustainable use in the country.
ETHIOPIA: First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over HighlandInter Press Service | 22 Nov 2010
It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project - Ethiopia's first - is restoring the environment and sustaining livelihoods along with it. The Humbo plateau, some 400 kilometres south of Ethiopia's capital, is in the...
Ethiopians want more from sacred Nile watersThe East African | 15 Nov 2010
Here in the shadow of Mount Gish, the spring water that forms the Blue Nile is believed to have healing powers, but Ethiopians say that is the only benefit they get from the mighty river. "These waters are sacred, they perform miracles for the sick," Berhanu Melak, an elderly farmer, told AFP as he filled a metal trough with water for the throngs of white-cloaked men and women who have been queuing since the early hours in this town 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Addis Ababa.
ETHIOPIA: First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over HighlandInter Press Service | 09 Nov 2010
It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project - Ethiopia's first - centred on the reforestation of the plateau at the heart of the district, is restoring the local environment - and sustainable livelihoods along with it.
AFRICA: Going rural and greenIRIN News | 03 Nov 2010
As rural Africa experiences an increasingly moody climate which will erode resilience, drive up hunger and threaten economic growth, it is time countries got serious about development, participants at the seventh African Development Forum in Addis Ababa were told. Africas Rural Futures (RF)...
Ethiopia: First Ever Carbon Credit TradeAllAfrica.com | 25 Oct 2010
The World Bank (WB) paid 34,000 dollars for the purchase of carbon credit from the Humbo Community Based Forest Management Project, marking the first ever incident of carbon trade in Ethiopia. The project was initiated by World Vision Ethiopia in Humbo, Wolayta Sodo, in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) Regional State.
Ethiopia: Govt Bans Raw Cotton ExportsAllAfrica.com | 20 Oct 2010
The Ethiopian government has banned the export of raw cotton due to an increase in demand from local textile and garment manufacturers and a hike in the international price, sources at the Ministry of Trade (MoT) disclosed to Fortune.
Restoring Ethiopia's Forest CoverInter Press Service | 16 Sep 2010
Mesfin Mengistu has been growing trees on his two-hectare farm in Menagesha Woreda for years. Sustained reforestation effort Such care to conserve tree cover has become common in Ethiopia. Deforestation had slashed the country's forest area from about 35 per cent of its 1.1 million square...