According to the World Bank (WB), climate change, which will involve more droughts, floods, heatwaves, and other severe weather conditions, poses a great global threat, particularly to poor, vulnerable, marginalized populations, who are often hardest hit by its effects. Notably, multiple stressors, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, the implications of global economic integration, the privatization of resources, migration, and conflict are closely interrelated with climate change, while climate change has also negatively contributed to health problems such as malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, and dengue fever (Fields 2005; UNICEF 2015; World Bank n.d.). Continue reading Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change→
HABTEMICHAEL Habtezion, an Eritrean scientist completing his Ph.D. in Fish Nutrition at one of China’s preeminent aquaculture universities has been named as one of China’s Outstanding International Students.
This award is given to only a handful of the many thousands of foreign students studying in China and “Habtet” is the first Eritrean student to be awarded such.
The gold rich state of Eritrea, through its Ministerial Cabinet, adopts the country’s integrated Agricultural Development Plan and its budget for the year 2013.
After assessing the accomplishments registered over the past 5 years to promote livestock and crop production, the cabinet discussed action plans focusing on soil and water conservation, raising the capacity of water reserve and laying additional irrigation farming infrastructure as well as mechanization of agricultural activities along with expanding research. Continue reading Eritrea Adopts 2013 National Agricultural Development Plan→