Land restoration bringing food security to Ethiopia: Afro FM

Rapid population increase, low vegetation cover, soil loss and erosion – all contributing to the growing issue of land degradation and food insecurity in Ethiopia. But innovative interventions from the Africa RISING program are working to redress this degradation.

“I get to feed myself and my family with fresh produce from the land all thanks to the solar irrigation system,” one smallholder farmer near Hosana, Southern Ethiopia told Afro FM. “Food security is the main benefit I get from this. Whatever is left over, I sell at the market gaining some income – that’s another benefit. My land is very productive and rich with nutrients because I apply the farming methods recommended by Africa RISING.”

Smallholder farmers are applying such innovative methods to restore land, adopt solar irrigation and apply other innovative, sustainable agricultural solutions, informed by…