Issue 14: The Missing Links: Poverty, Population, and the Environment in Ethiopia

By
Mogues Worku

Ethiopia faces the dual challenges of environmental degradation and rapid population growth, currently 2.7 percent a year. Key resources - including arable land, forests, and water - are becoming increasingly scarce and degraded. But a new approach to development that integrates population, health, and environment initiatives could help improve the lives of millions of Ethiopians, says Mogues Worku, executive director of The Environment and Development Society of Ethiopia (LEM Ethiopia).

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