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Le développement rural en question, là-bas et ici; une veille de SOS Faim
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'Nightmare' for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land

'Nightmare' for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Thinktank accuses Ethiopian government of stirring ethnic tensions as marginalised group are displaced to make way for large plantations, writes David Smith.

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Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The research focussed on how GMO seeds were used as of the mid-1990s to destabilize the agricultural cycle in Ethiopia.  This diabolical “free market” agenda was a dress rehearsal for the  agri-bio-tech conglomerates’ assault led by Monsanto on peasant economies in all major regions of the World.

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Ethiopia seed bank's novel approach to preserving diversity under threat

Ethiopia seed bank's novel approach to preserving diversity under threat | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it


Inside the Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity's unassuming office complex in Addis Ababa, a series of vaults houses tens of thousands of seed samples tightly sealed into small envelopes and neatly catalogued in cold storage – a treasure trove of genetic diversity painstakingly assembled and set aside for future generations.

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Move over quinoa, Ethiopia's teff poised to be next big super grain

Move over quinoa, Ethiopia's teff poised to be next big super grain | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Rich in calcium, iron and protein, gluten-free teff offers Ethiopia the promise of new and lucrative markets in the west. Claire Provost and Elissa Jobson investigate
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Ethiopia: Land policy revised

Ethiopia: Land policy revised | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

 

After enabling foreign firms to grab vast stretches of land, the government has begun to review its land policy.

When in private, Ethiopian officials admit that the agricultural policy based on renting vast stretches of land to foreign firms at a low price has been a failure. The foreign companies have held on to the land for speculative reasons, and have frequently only cultivated small portions of it. Under this programme, 300,000 hectares were attributed to the Indian company Karuturi Global LTD (ION 1324) before the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) was adopted in 2010, after which a further 470,000 hectares were attributed to other companies under the said programme. - See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22621#sthash.Ko7iXwoD.dpuf
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Une dynamique locale se crée autour de banques de céréales : le cas de « Facilitators for Change Ethiopia »

Une dynamique locale se crée autour de banques de céréales : le cas de « Facilitators for Change Ethiopia » | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Dans le contexte actuel de crise alimentaire mondiale, la recherche de
la souveraineté alimentaire est très clairement avancée comme une solution
durable. Dans un pays tel que l’Ethiopie, cette question constitue
un enjeu très important.

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Ethiopia moves in right direction with climate change response but challenges remain

Ethiopia moves in right direction with climate change response but challenges remain | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Ethiopia has an estimated 70 million smallholder farmers, many of whom only grow sufficient amounts of crops like grain and coffee to support their families like those in Lalibela, Amhara Region. Climate change will inevitably have an impact on people’s lives.

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Healing the earth: an Ethiopian story

Healing the earth: an Ethiopian story | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Land degradation is one of the most serious problems facing Ethiopia today. In order to improve crop yield in the region, the Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Tigray (BoANR) adopted the Sasakawa Global (SG) 2000 package, which is based on high input demanding varieties and chemical fertilisers. Since 1996, the Institute for Sustainable Development started a project in four selected rural farming communities in Tigray, aiming to establish productive agricultural systems. Its results were then compared with the performance of the SG package in neighbouring villages.
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Custodians of diversity: Ethiopia's small farmers participate in conservation

Custodians of diversity: Ethiopia's small farmers participate in conservation | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Ethiopia's national seed bank has embraced participatory planting since the 1980s, working with farmers and rural communities as a means of preserving diversity.

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Improved Seed Improves Ethiopian Farmers’ Lives

 

After a successful trial, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations in 2013 began introducing high yielding seeds to Ethiopia’s small-scale farmers. The farmers are now reporting significantly increased crop yields and greater crop resilience to disease and drought because of the new seed varieties. IPS spoke to the farmers about the improved seeds and how it has impacted their household income and food security.

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Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land

Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Thousands of Ethiopians are being relocated or have already fled as their land is sold off to foreign investors without their consent.

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