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Blog: 2014

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:50pm

Remittance, Counter-Terrorism and Risk of Famine in Somalia

Bereket Tsegay

This article focuses on the role of social capital in general and remittances in particular in the context of Somalia looking at the adverse effect of counter-terrorism legislation of the superpower governments including US in tackling the risk of famine expected to occur in less than few months time.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:15am

Gender and pastoralism: Why women empowerment is necessary?

Elizabeth Katushabe, PENHA Uganda Project Officer

Women play an important role in the pastoralists’ way of life. They have diverse responsibilities with regard to the livestock, the land, and the household. Women also have a lot of knowledge regarding natural resources management. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:18pm

Reviving the Ankole Longhorns of Uganda

Ankole Longhorn cattle can survive in extremely harsh, dry conditions such as those in sub-Saharan Africa – which is becoming drier and hotter. In a context where herders are strongly encouraged to keep exotic and hybrid cattle, the innovative LIFE approach led Ugandan herders to revalue the Longhorns for their economic and cultural value.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:35pm

Contrasting Food Sovereignty with Food Security

The term ‘Food Security’ is a well-recognised concept that has been utilised by many of the mainstream multilateral developmental organisations and the international media. Coined during the 1970s, the concept of Food Security has continued to gather attention in light of the food price crises and reoccurring droughts and famines, and it is generally used to describe the global effort to address the problem of hunger and malnutrition.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:43am

Choosing crops over cattle: Are African governments taking pastoralism seriously?

Cotton, sugar, palm oil… you name it. Most governments in the developing world believe such plantation cash crops must be a better use of land, and must deliver greater economic returns, than cattle pastures. That’s what most of the current land grabs in Africa are about.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:56pm

Meat Atlas: Reflecting on meat production and the food industry

A recent report jointly published by the Heinrich Boll Foundation and Friends of the Earth Europe aims to shed light on some of the facts of the production of meat and dairy products to provide facts to consumers so that they make informed decisions about the food that they eat.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:53pm

Dealing with Climate Change Impacts in Ethiopia

The article focuses on Ethiopia’s climate change challenges and the underlining adaptation measures. It targets both the general public as well as practitioners who are engaged in environmental rehabilitations and poverty alleviation interventions

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