Ethiopia Still on Brink of Disaster

Ethiopia remains on the brink of disaster because it is failing to deal with spiraling population growth, slow economic growth and environmental degradation fueling its near perpetual crises, a United Nations report said Monday. The study, which examined a food crisis that took place in 2002-2003 in Ethiopia, said the country’s population grows by 2 million a year, while its economy expands by just 3 percent. Agriculture accounts for nearly 40 percent of the gross domestic product, but unsustainable land policies are fueling ever-larger emergencies in the country. Full Story

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