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126. Development and Public Access to information in Ethiopia
Editor: Zenebework Tadesse
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127. Environment and Development in Ethiopia
Editor: Zenebework Tadesse
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128. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in Ethiopia
Editor: Yared Amare
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129. Natural Resource Management in Ethiopia
Editor: Alula Pankhurst
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130. Faces of Poverty: Life in Gäta, Wälo
Editor: Harald Aspen
Consultation Paper On Environment: No. 2

Faces of Poverty tells the story of four families in Gäta, South Wälo and depicts their daily lives over a short period of time. The author spent a month in Gäta in 1998, when the area was struck by a long drought and recurrent crop losses. The stories are to a large extent in the words of the people who lived there, providing a rare glimpse of some of the humans behind the grim statistics of poverty and famine in Ethiopia. It is a story about poverty, vulnerability, bad health and lack of education, but most of all it is a story about people and their joys and sorrows, worries and hopes.
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