Is poverty reduction possible?
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CTA. 2000. Is poverty reduction possible?. Spore 86. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Writing from Tanzania, I Thuwein kicks us off with a warning: 'War, malaria, AIDS and hunger are part of Africa's life and they are the source of poverty, not forgetting drought and floods. Poor communications, marketing facilities and malnutrition...
Writing from Tanzania, I Thuwein kicks us off with a warning: 'War, malaria, AIDS and hunger are part of Africa s life and they are the source of poverty, not forgetting drought and floods. Poor communications, marketing facilities and malnutrition face many Africans, bearing in mind that environmental degradation and population are increasing tremendously. Corruption is a common sound everywhere, everyday and every minute whereas natural resources like water, forests and wild animals are destroyed every second. But African leaders are always attending seminars, workshops, tours and other gatherings in Europe, spending millions of foreign money which is the produce of the poor people. Is poverty reduction possible? I doubt it very much, but I wish every success to those struggling against it.' Reader G. Michael Tilahun (photo), an assistant vet from Amaro, Ethiopia writes to express concern about the sale of veterinary medicines by illegal retailers and farmers (see Spore 84). 'It threatens the (income of ) vets in practice, and young vets fear they may not engage in the sector, because of fears for their living conditions.'
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