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Achim Steiner

A visit by Pope Francis to the UN Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi as part of his Africa tour will come only days before the beginning of the seminal COP21 climate conference in Paris. Speaking from the heart of Africa to the world, he is expected to again address climate change, an issue central to his brief tenure as Pontiff so far.

 

Ethio-Feed PLC extends innovative livestock feed solution to Tigray Region

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a new livestock feed manufacturing facility developed through USAID’s grant to Ethio-Feed PLC. The investment will enable suppliers, processors, cooperatives, exporters, financial and other service providers to access higher nutritional content feed at lower prices. The facility will use low cost ingredients from agricultural byproducts in the region such as maize cobs, sugar cane tops and cactus pads. The facility has a daily capacity of 50 quintals per day per shift and is currently producing 4,000 quintals of processed feed requested by the Government of Ethiopia for distribution to smallholder farmers in drought affected areas.