1. Rural people of Ethiopia are endowed with a deep knowledge concerning the use of wild plants. This is particularly true for the use of medicinal plants, but also for wild plants, some of which are consumed at times of drought, war and other hardship. Elders and other knowledgeable community...
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    2002-10-01 It is not uncommon for people to rely on crops that are not the most suitable for their region. Here is an example from Ethiopia with some suggestions for alternatives.
  3. 2011-10-20 World Vision (WV) Australia is involved in both agricultural development and relief work in East Africa. We asked folks there to answer a few questions regarding the current drought and famine. In what ways have you been involved with addressing the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa? Could...
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    2011-10-20 The current drought and famine in the Horn of Africa are deeply distressing. The severe drought of the past year has put an estimated 12 million or more people in danger of starvation.
  5. 2006-04-20 [Eds: We received a lot of feedback from network members in response to Tony Rinaudo’s article on the Green Famine (EDN 77). Some of the comments are condensed below.]
  6. FEWS NET, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on acute food insecurity. Created in 1985 by theUS Agency for International Development(USAID) after devastating famines in East and West Africa, FEWS NET provides objective, evidence-based...