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Ethiopia’s drought and famine ‘need not go hand in hand’

02/01/2004 | Ayenew Haileselassie

Twenty years on from the 1984 Ethiopian famine, we explore the links between famine and land tenure – against the backdrop of a new government strategy to address poverty and hunger.

When Northern elephants fight over GMOs

09/17/2003 | Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has quietly been agreed. A leading African negotiator suggests what developing countries must do to protect themselves from the trade in Genetically Modified Organisms.

‘Rushed’ reforms leaves blacks with land – but little else

05/30/2003 | Panos London

Zimbabwe's land reforms were begun with good intentions – to benefit poor black farmers. They not only became mired in nepotism, but now look to have been poorly implemented too.

Can beggars be choosers?

10/01/2002 | Panos London

When Zambia rejected a US offer of GM food aid, it was hailed and slammed in almost equal proportions. The director of Panos Southern Africa says this has thrown up urgent questions.

Landless women

09/11/2002 | Panos London

In Zimbabwe's controversial land redistribution programme, women still have no rights. Emmanuel Koro meets some female farmers campaigning for change. 

30-year war creates shadow of hunger over Eritrea

11/01/2001 | Panos London

War and drought have reduced Eritrea to a state of almost total dependence on food aid. Most of the fertile land was caught up in the conflict with Ethiopia, and now that peace has returned, farmers have found their land covered with land mines and their cattle stolen.

Poor media coverage gives food for thought in India

11/01/2001 | Panos London

Once the watchdog of the poor, India's press now focuses more on the interests of wealthy city dwellers. At the same time hunger in rural areas is on the increase.

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