Ethiopia: Seventy Years Ago Today May 4, 2011
GAMBELLA, 25 March 2011 (IRIN) –
Ethiopia has little time for critics of its large-scale land-leasing policy, insisting the millions of dollars of foreign investment will create jobs, improve domestic agricultural expertise and reduce both poverty and the country’s chronic food insecurity.
Ethiopia at centre of global farmland rush
Locals move out as international contractors seize opportunities offered by government to lease farmland at knockdown rates
* John Vidal in Gambella, Ethiopia
* The Guardian, Monday 21 March 2011
* Article history
John Vidal on Ethiopia's land rush Link to this video
U.S. Senate Confirms Daniel W. Yohannes as CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation. - M C C. Novevember 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- Today the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Daniel W. Yohannes as the new Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As CEO, Mr. Yohannes will undertake MCC's mission to reduce poverty through economic growth.
Wealthy companies outsource staple crops to impoverished nation
BAKO, ETHIOPIA -- In recent months, the Ethiopian government began marketing abroad one of the hottest commodities in an increasingly crowded and hungry world: farmland.
"Why Attractive?" reads one glossy poster with photos of green fields and a map outlining swaths of the country available at bargain-basement prices. "Vast, fertile, irrigable land at low rent. Abundant water resources. Cheap labor. Warmest hospitality."
Ethiopian scientist wins World Food Prize for sorghum
October 15th, 2009
Read Dr Gebisa’s life story below;
The 2009 World Food Prize will be awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains and enhanced the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.
OVERCOMING EARLY OBSTACLES THROUGH EDUCATION