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Could Yayu fertilizer factory someday become game changer for Ethiopia? Not if TPLF generals are its builders, operators & managers

27 Jan

Yayu Fertilizer Factory Model (Photo Addis Fortune)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Addis Fortune, YAYU: A Game Changer?

President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) and his entourage had paid a visit to the western part of Ethiopia two weeks ago. The visit signifies the government’s realisation of the urgency to exert every possible effort to optimise the amount of foreign currency reserve the country should have, either by way of improving the country’s export earnings or by way of import substitution. The presidential tour had focused on both the optimisation aspect and the import substitution.
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Ethiopia: Battle for Land and Water — The Gambella saga being retold by other investigations

29 Feb

Source PBS Newshour

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, a struggle over land in Western Ethiopia that pits village farmers against the government and land investors.The project is called Food for 9 Billion.

Tonight’s story is part of a multimedia project that looks at the challenge of feeding the world in a time of social and environmental change. It’s a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace.

Ethiopia: A battle for land and water

See also Ethiopia’s Farmer Relocation Plan Raises New Concerns

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