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  2. 2. World Food Day <br />Food price swings, upswings in particular, represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. Hardest-hit are the poor. According to the World Bank, in 2010-2011 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people into extreme poverty.<br />By PROEXPOSUREAtakltiMulu, Ashenafi Gudeta, Emmanuel and Annie Bungeroth.<br />
  3. 3. Worldwide, providing female farmers with equal rights to land and agricultural support could feed up to 150 million additional people.<br />by Annie Bungeroth<br />
  4. 4. In this part of Ethiopia drought is a constant threat. Over the years people have seen the valley turn from green to brown. The effects of a changing climate mean people can no longer rely on farming for their survival<br />Adigrat, Tigray, north Ethiopia <br />by AtakltiMulu<br />
  5. 5. Local people have been busy building roads and improving irrigation. A concrete reservoir which collects water from mountain streams means people now have a decent supply.<br />The effects have been instantaneous. Harvests have tripled, sometimes quadrupled. <br />Gabre, 40yrs, watering his crops.<br />Adigrat, Tigray, north Ethiopia <br />by AtakltiMulu<br />
  6. 6. AtoTesfay, 30yrs tending his crops. Cabbages are a common crop in the valley.<br />Adigrat, Tigray, north Ethiopia <br />by AtakltiMulu<br />
  7. 7. by AtakltiMulu<br />
  8. 8. Woizeroberhan, 51 yrs, making injera bread.<br />Adigrat, Tigray, north Ethiopia <br />by AtakltiMulu<br />
  9. 9. Endu, 31yrs, feeding her chickens. She received a loan from a livelihood project and bought two sheep and six chickens. <br />She received training on how to manage the chickens and sheep. <br />Local development staff often come to visit and see how she is keeping the animals. Both sheep gave birth and one of the chickens started laying eggs the day before their visit.<br />AratoMaytsedo, Ethiopia <br />by Ashenafi Gudeta<br />
  10. 10. by Ashenafi Gudeta<br />
  11. 11. Immaculee working on her land. She received farming training.<br />Nyundo, western province of Rwanda<br />by Annie Bungeroth<br />
  12. 12. Immaculee's potato crop.<br />Nyundo, western province of Rwanda<br />by Annie Bungeroth<br />
  13. 13. Beetroot.<br />Nyundo, western province of Rwanda<br />by Annie Bungeroth<br />
  14. 14. Emmanuel’s neighbour shelling peas.<br />Kigali, Rwanda<br />by Emmanuel<br />
  15. 15. To find out more about PROEXPOSURE<br />contact our friendly team <br />on +44 (0)20 7275 8472 <br />or email Louise Norton<br />Sources<br />Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations<br />Sarah Davison<br />Duncan Green (Guardian Oct 2011) <br />