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Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

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Eritrea coping with climate change. The UNDP funded climate change adaptation programme in water and agriculture in Anseba region has made tremendous strides.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The months of January and February are dry in Anseba, but one will not help notice an oasis in Fiza village around the banks of River Anseba.

Here, the people are busy in their farms, some preparing the farms for planting, others transferring tomato seedlings from the nursery to the farms, while others are weeding and spraying the almost mature crops. The citrus trees are heavy with fruit, while the mango trees are flowering. At the edge of the farms, Holstein Friesian cattle are grazing, while their calves moo in a distance. A young girl is singing as she tends to a clutch of chicks. Everybody seems to be excited and preoccupied about one activity or another. Continue reading Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

Eritrea’s Iconic Lesson to the Drought Conditions of Ethiopia

It is a big international secret that Ethiopia today is in the middle of a Biblical hunger [famine], courtesy of the TPLF. It is also a secret that Ethiopia cannot feed 90 million of its people today. It could not feed 87 million of its people in 2010 and 78 million in 2006. How on earth is it going to feed 131 million people in 2025? We ask, is drought [famine] a lucrative business in Ethiopia?
By Yosief Abraham Z.,

Unfolding the situation of terrific drought in Eritrea in the year of 2002 armors to the advocacy of how problems should be addressed. In 2002, when failure in seasonal rain resulted into massive drought, soon, Eritrea issued an alert on the situation in July 2002. And after one month, the Government and the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission (ERREC) issued an appeal for urgent humanitarian response. As that gloom heydays, Eritrea had to face the drought situation with 54,000 metric tons harvested agricultural products while the demand at national scale thereby to alleviate the situation was 546,000 metric tons. Continue reading Eritrea’s Iconic Lesson to the Drought Conditions of Ethiopia