Tag Archives: climate change

Ethiopia’s Coffee Farmers Are ‘On The Front Lines Of Climate Change’

20 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Courtney Columbus, NPR
 
Ethiopia gave the world Coffea arabica, the species that produces most of the coffee we drink these days. Today, the country is the largest African producer of Arabica coffee. The crop is the backbone of the country’s economy – some 15 million Ethiopians depend on it for a living.

But the effects of climate change – higher temperatures and less rainfall – could take a toll on the country’s ability to farm this treasured crop. Climate data shows that rainfall in Ethiopia has declined by almost 40 inches since the 1950s. And the frequency of droughts has increased in recent years, affecting coffee growing regions as well.
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Fresh FAO report & many problems. Ethiopia is faced with Fallarmy infestation: 968 ha of corn ravaged, as TPLF claims all is well!

10 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
After two days of meeting of the Executive Committee of the EPRDRF, they announced on the media they are winning, they are on top of everything, including the political crisis, the nation’s economic performance and overall growth and development, embarrassingly according to ENA’s news report.
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193 delegations to FFD3 conference agree on the Addis Abeba Action Agenda

16 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At its final negotiating hours on Wednesday evening, the most important achievement of the three-day Addis Abeba conference on financing for development (FFD3), before its closing Thursday, is hardly its ability to secure the real bricks and mortars every nation needs for its sustainable development and the sustainable development agenda of the next decade and a half. Rather it is the fact that the much-constrained conference for much of its life from New York to Addis Abeba has been now saved with the adoption of the Addis Abeba Action Agenda (AAAA).
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Plant a tomato and a potato might come out: Ethiopia’s urban development challenges

16 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Nadine Appelhans*

Ethiopia’s cities are currently facing rapid population growth, leaving them with the challenge of accommodating an increasing number of inhabitants on tight individual and public budgets. At the same time, changing ideas of modern urban representation influences the development agenda.
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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

12 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katie Auth*

    Large-scale clean energy projects shouldn’t eclipse the urgent need to provide electricity to low-income and rural communities

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of the country’s population – lack access to electricity.
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Three trends destabilising the world in 2015 – Kofi Annan

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat.
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Climate-driven migration increasing disease burden in Ethiopia

4 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

GONDAR, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When increasingly erratic weather ruined his crops of maize, wheat and barley in highland Maksegni, the middle-aged farmer migrated to Metemma, in northwest Ethiopia, to look for work in the lowland area’s commercial sesame and cotton plantations.
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Ethiopia confronted with serious challenges from climate change

21 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by James Hassam, IPS

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 2014 (IPS) – Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this growth.
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