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Ethiopia and Food security

  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Population: 88013491
  • Size: 1127127.0 Km2

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Food security in a climate perspective: what role could the private sector play regarding investment in smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia
M.E. Bachke; R. Haug / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2014
The purpose of this study is to discuss different ways of implementing the "Food Security in a Climate  Perspective  strategy 2013-15" in  relation  to  support  to  private  sector  develo...
Exploring gender perceptions of resource ownership and their implications for food security among rural livestock owners in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua
A. Galiè; A. Mulema; M., A. Benard 2015
Productive resources are essential to the livelihoods and food security of the world’s rural poor. Gender-equal ownership of resources is considered key to increasing agricultural productivity, equity, and food security. However...
Wheat consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends, drivers, and policy implications
N.M. Mason; T.S. Jayne; B. Shiferaw / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University 2012
Staple grain consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is rising at the same time that the region is becoming more dependent on imported staples. This paper discusses the potential dilemmas posed by SSA’s increasing reliance on im...
In preparation for the eighth session of the conference of the parties (COP8) to the Climate Change Convention, this report argues that businesses looking to buy carbon credits should do so by funding forests planted and managed by local people.

It is argued that forest planting can mitigate global warming and that carbon producing business can mitigate their impact on the global climate by buying credits from those who plant and manage forests which soak up some of that carbon.

The argument against the carbon credit system is that forests paid for under Kyoto's carbon trading rules have been ineffective: mismanaged, destroyed or planted as single species zones for the benefit of big forestry companies rather than for their carbon sequestration value. The authors of this report argue that these problems can be overcome where forests are planted, managed and carbon credits are sold by local communities. They claim that this model would be sustainable for forests, the climate and financially for the communities involved.

However, in order to achieve community based carbon trading, according to the authors,it will be necessary to make changes to the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism rules. The report seeks action in the following four main areas:

  • Make all types of forestry and agroforestry projects with significant benefits for local communities eligible for the Mechanism
  • address issues such as land tenure and social impacts on communities as a requirement of all projects
  • make all community-based forestry projects eligible for the low-cost "fast-track" approval process to reduce their costs
  • reduce risks for investors by, for example, creating portfolio's of projects from which they can buy credits
N. Regassa; E. Mengistu; A. Yusufe 2013
Close examination and analysis of these social institutions is very important not only from the household economic point of view but also because of its significant role in other livelihood aspects. The data for this study was collect...
Why women farmers are left out of the programs. Lessons learned. Evaluation of Norway's bilateral agricultural support to food security
P. N. Sørensen / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD 2013
Norway’s Bilateral Agricultural Support to Food Security 2005-2011 was reviewed in 2012-2013. This Lessons Learned document was prepared as a continuation of that review. Its purpose is to identify lessons learned regarding wome...
Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results
N. Hossain; R. King; A. Kelbert / Oxfam 2013
Half a decade after the price spike of 2007-2008, food price volatility has become the new norm: people have come to expect food prices to rapidly rise and fall, though nobody knows by how much or when. So what does the accumulation o...
Links between Tenure Security and Food Security: Evidence from Ethiopia
H. Ghebru / Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2012
The study uses five rounds of household panel data from Tigray, Ethiopia, collected 1998–2010 to assess the impacts of a land registration and certification program that aimed to strengthen tenure security and how it has contribu...
Can Provision of Household Agricultural Extension Packages Reduce Rural Food Insecurity and Poverty in Tigray?
H. Tesfa / Drylands Coordination Group, Norway 2012
The overall working hypothesis of the paper is that the programme has positive contribution in improving household welfare and reduces the incidence, depth and severity of poverty in study areas. The analysis is based on primary house...
Translating famine early warning into early action: an east Africa case study
J. Mosley / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2012
This paper considers the political contexts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, how these affected the response to the 2011 Horn of Africa emergency, and the implications for future response. Although the Horn of Africa is often seen as a...
Alternative investment strategies for increasing resilience in the Horn of Africa
D. Headey; A. S. Taffesse; L. You / International Food Policy Research Institute 2012
This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions...
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