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  1. Asefa
    Asefa July 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I am hppay to hear about EAR FMNR initiative is really making change specifically towards restoring ecosystem.

  2. Paul Oates
    Paul Oates July 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    No doubt this is a good idea in the medium to long term but the urgency of famine in Southern Africa is here now according to media reports aired a few days ago.

    In one recent report from Malawi, it featured a poor mother trying to feed her four children on roasted lily roots that had no nutritional value and had to be gleaned from crocodile infested waters.Her ‘husband’ had run away and deserted her.

    The real issue is the the poor mother was only 15 years old.

    Before the medium and long term solutions can even begin to be planned and start working, the problem of too many mouths to feed from degraded and poorly managed farm land must be addressed.

    As a corollary, the leaders of nations like Zimbabwe that used to be a net exporter of food and is now a net importer of food should be confronted with their inability to successfully manage their nation but still personally manage to live in luxury themselves. Why aren’t these leaders being held responsible and accountable?

    Therein lies the real issue. Until there is ethical leadership and accountable government in many African nations there will never be any long term solution that will be allowed to work. Unfortunately, those managing the world aid agencies tend to become rather myopic when this aspect raises it’s multifaceted head. That also includes the UN as the chief culprit in this current, farcical situation.

  3. John Kinyoki
    John Kinyoki July 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    This is a good approach to sustainable land management in most parts of kenya

    So, please share the training content will roll it out in Kenya

    1. Sarah McKenzie
      Sarah McKenzie September 29, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Hi John – if you e-mail FMNR@worldvision.com.au we can send some info

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