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Society & Economy

Addis Standard staffs Borana/Oromia, September 11/2019 – A livestock insurance product aimed at protecting pastoralists against calamity from drought made a payout to close to 3,000 Borana pastoralists following the extremely poor rains this year. Referred to as the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), it is an innovative financial solution spearheaded …

Addis Abeba, September 06/2019 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection assistance to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. While sending off a consignment of veterinary drugs from Addis Abeba to Oromia and Somali Regions, Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, the Chief …

New research warns that African consumption of illegal drugs is projected to become a public health emergency. Addis Abeba, September 05/2019 – Africa faces a substantial increase in illegal drug use, fueled by organized crime and ineffective policy. In the next 30 years, sub-Saharan Africa will see the world’s biggest surge …