Africa's Last Famine
If you've ever eaten Ethiopian food then you're familiar with injera, the flat, sour-tasting bread you use to scoop up spicy meat and savory vegetables. Injera is a staple at Ethiopian meals, so you can imagine how many people in Ethiopia grow teff, the grain from which injera is created. And we all know about the complex famine gripping Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya.
So how can we ensure that this famine is Africa's last, and that farmers -- including teff growers -- never again have to worry about losing their livelihoods? This video (above) from Oxfam and ViewChange offers up crop insurance as a possible part of the solution. The idea is simple: Let farmers trade work for insurance against bad weather. Watch the story and let us know what you think.
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