Category Archives: Agriculture

An Easy Transition After the Prime Minister’s Death

Summary The Ethiopian government announced the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Aug. 21. Zenawi, 57, had held his post since the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front came to power in 1991 after overthrowing the communist regime led by … Continue reading

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In Ethiopia, microfinance lifts poor out of poverty

At the outskirts of this town, 45 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, Aselefech Desalegn fights the flames she uses for baking enjera, Ethiopia’s staple flatbread. Like millions of poor Ethiopian women, she is also constantly battling to feed her children. Continue reading

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Food crisis: time to break the cycle

Note to the editor:  Africa’s poor, particularly, are hard hit by the recurrent global food crisis. In this analysis for Africa Renewal, Masimba Tafirenyika argues for urgent reforms in the global food system in order to break the vicious circle … Continue reading

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African economies up to the global challenge

Note to the editor: What if much of sub Sahara Africa was to become the world’s next business destination? The question might sound odd, yet it is in line with the tone of a UN Conference held in Istanbul last … Continue reading

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NEPAD and agriculture – Africa’s development plan bears fruit

Editor’s note: After years of talk NEPAD’s agriculture plan is finally taking root. Africa Renewal reports from down on the farm. NEPAD and agriculture Africa’s development plan bears fruit By Ernest Harsch For most of the 1990s Sierra Leone was … Continue reading

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