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04 May 2018 description

Halfway through, over 21,000 farmers practising conservation ag; results include better yields, less hunger

In the Kindo Koysha District of Ethiopia, staff at the Terepeza Development Association (TDA) are preaching the gospel—the gospel of conservation agriculture.

The TDA, which is supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank through its member Tearfund Canada, is sending out evangelists—they call them “animators”—and gaining converts to the different way of farming in the dry and hilly area about 360 kilometres southwest of the capital of Addis Ababa.

12 Sep 2013 description

By Sam Vander Ende

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- When people are starving in the developing world, we see and hear it in the media. But when a country announces that hunger is decreasing, it rarely makes the news. But that’s what has happened in Ethiopia.

In August the Ethiopian government announced that the number of people requiring food assistance in 2012 had declined to 2.7 million from 5.5 million in 2011.