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In order to mark both the IWMI East Africa office being open and the closing of the NBDC, artist facilitator Edom Belete invited school children to draw what rivers in Ethiopia meant to them. In the coming weeks we will announce the winners and award all of the participants a certificate to thank them for their beautiful work and effort.

Cotton, sugar, palm oil… you name it. Most governments in the developing world believe such plantation cash crops must be a better use of land, and must deliver greater economic returns, than cattle pastures. That’s what most of the current land grabs in Africa are about. That’s why the World Bank calls the continent’s millions of square kilometres of unfenced savanna...

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