Ethiopia

Aid and Ethics Clash

Britain and the US are accused of complicity in human rights abuses, highlighting difficult choices about democracy and development

Karuturi's Valentine's Day Set to Be on a Sour Note

Company was placed under receivership over claims of bankruptcy after it reportedly failed to pay salaries

Etiopia: Land-Grabbing, il Congresso USA Approva una Legge Contro i Trasferimenti Forzati

C’è un paragrafo dedicato specificatamente all’ nella nuova legge di bilancio approvata dal Congresso statunitense che determina i fondi da destinare ai vari dipartimenti del governo di Washington e le loro modalità d’uso (2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill).

U.S. Tightens Development Safeguards

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 2014 (IPS) - Development activists and rights watchdogs are applauding a surprise strengthening of environmental and human rights policies governing U.S. development funding and overseas financial assistance. 

Ethiopia - Land for Sale

As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors.

Just a few decades ago, Ethiopia was a country defined by its famines, particularly between 1983-1985 when in excess of half a million people starved to death as a consequence of drought, crop failure and a brutal civil war.

Milking the Desert: How Mega-Dairies Thrive in Saudi Sands

(CNN) -- Jersey, Guernsey, Holstein; the world's dairy cattle breeds bear the names of some of the wettest, lushest, and greenest places in Europe, testament to the fact that to produce milk you need a lot of water.

Industry experts say one cow must consume three liters of water a day to produce one liter of milk. For high-performing cattle that's equal to 150 liters a day.

How Big Agriculture is Carving up Africa for Industrial Farmland

NEW YORK — There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it's not a hunt for the yellow metal. It's a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares -- an area the size of Belgium -- to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India and Europe.

Green Rush

How big agriculture is carving up Africa for industrial farmland. 

There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it's not a hunt for the yellow metal. It's a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland. A nation more associated with periodic famine and acute childhood malnutrition than with agricultural bounty is leasing millions of hectares -- an area the size of Belgium -- to foreign companies, who want to grow and export food to places like Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Europe. 

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