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Reflecting over the year and forward to 2014

 January 19th 2014

2014 slid in without us noticing: nevertheless, trust you will not find it too late to say how much we have appreciated the journey we have shared together in 2013…. With only 2 years remaining to assess the achievements of the world - set Millilion development goals (MDGs), the Afar pastoralist community could feel increasingly bewildered and beleaguered if it was not for your practical partnership that is bringing the Afar people from absence of social development in 2000 to what fits to their lifestyle in 2015. Thank you. Again in 1013 we enjoyed meeting and dialoguing with you and were particularly thrilled when you came to see the situation for yourself. In this message, we would like to briefly pen what we have achieved together in 2013 and how we see 2014: our fears, constraints and dreams. (read more)


Barbara May Maternity Hospital Introduction in Mille, Afar Region, Ethiopia (November 2011).

APDA's current projects

Drought crises Report

1. Report on operatives

2.Risk Assessment Data Woreda: Afdeera

3. Risk Assessment Data Woreda: Eli Daar

4. Observetions of visit to Eli Daar

5.  Risk Assessment Data Woreda: Kori

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New Drought crises reports are added

Counting the costs: replacing pastoralism with irrigated agriculture in the Awash Valley, north-eastern Ethiopia
Pastoralism is often viewed as a primitive, unproductive way of life - an economic dead end that poses no credible alternative to modern, technologically advanced and input-dependent forms of irrigated agriculture. The results presented in this paper call these presumptions into question.

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Roy Behnke, Carol Kerven

Policy brief "Capitalizing on pastoralism to feed people and achieve
livestock sector sustainability''
prepared by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson with inputs from Ced Hesse, Datta
Rangnekar, Kamal Kishore and CELEP

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