Ethiopia Named Model for Climate Services in Africa

From IRI News:
Ethiopia A model for improving climate services in Africa

Experts Outline Options For Ending Greater Horn of Africa Vulnerability

Averting Future Crises Requires Sustained Investments in Agriculture, Agricultural Research, Improved Land Use, and Smart Partnerships with Communities and Local Enterprises

NAIROBI, KENYA (8 September 2011)—Greater investment in agricultural research, and an increased cooperation between scientists, governments, local enterprises and rural communities are critical to reducing the Horn of Africa’s vulnerability to future droughts and extreme weather, according to a statement by leading experts on food security and agricultural development.

Horn of Africa: Funding for agricultural recovery lagging, FAO warns

Press Release FAO Rome
25 August, Rome - As world governments met today in Ethiopia for an international pledging conference aimed at winning more aid for the Horn of Africa, FAO has warned that efforts to keep farmers and pastoralists on their feet, prevent the crisis from worsening and speed progress toward recovery are not being adequately funded.

Ethiopia Forms Climate Journalists Association Chapter

By Our Correspondent
in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.

Journalists, scientists and professionals concerned with climate, climate change and related issues have formed a Climate Journalists Association Chapter in Ethiopia.