Ethiopia

The Economist’s Food Sustainability Index Has a Huge Surprise

France has been judged as having the globe's most sustainable food supply in The Economist Intelligence Unit's food sustainability report. The survey's real…

Egypt: Ground Zero for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam…

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a…

Drones Could Help Save African Elephants and Rhinos

African elephants and rhinos are disappearing in rapid numbers. Some say drones have potential in the fight against poaching, but can they really…

Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…

Ethiopia Looks to Animal Bones to Ensure Food Security

Researchers believe they have found a solution for Ethiopia’s depleted and acidic soil, and the answer is animal bones.

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…

Vaccines Get a Booster from Real-Time Sensor and Texting Technology

Founded in 2009, Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be paired in…

Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…

How a “Mad” Scottish Woman Launched a Top Restaurant, and Social Enterprise, in Ethiopia

Call it madness or compassion, but the hard work and patience of Aitchison and her business partner, Habtamu Baye, are paying off with…

From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…

Ikea Partners with the UN to Provide Pop-up Shelters for Refugees

In an effort to provide better, safer and more durable homes for refugee children and their families, the Ikea Foundation in collaboration with…

Hummus Will Save The World

Hummus has gone corporate, with brands such as Tribe and Sabra enjoying popularity and impressive sales. Plus, this spread could save the world.

Design Firm Turns Bullets Into Beads In Ethiopia

Raven+Lily, founded by two women, features an Ethiopian Collection whose jewelry is made from bullet casings found by farmers, a product of 20th…

PepsiCo Invests in Ethiopian Chickpea Production

Chickpea enthusiasts might be pleased to learn that this super food has the potential to start showing up in many more products. That’s…